Eager wait for facelift finally over for Crowland surgery

Work has started on the modernisation of Abbeygate Surgery in Crowland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG170217-120TW.
Work has started on the modernisation of Abbeygate Surgery in Crowland. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG170217-120TW.
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Work has started on the modernisation of Abbeygate Surgery in Crowland after at least two postponements.

An upgrade of the surgery’s main treatment room, a new reception, refurbished toilets and new gas supply, heating and hot water systems are all part of the improvements to the surgery in Thorney Road.

Dr Abhijit Banerjee and staff at Abbeyview Surgery, Crowland, including Business Manager Helen Herbert, are presented with the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Awards by Vicky Thompson of the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG080216-101TW.

Dr Abhijit Banerjee and staff at Abbeyview Surgery, Crowland, including Business Manager Helen Herbert, are presented with the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Awards by Vicky Thompson of the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG080216-101TW.

The work, which started on January 30, is expected to take up to 12 weeks and it is hoped the new-look surgery will be ready for patients after Easter.

Dr Fleur England, a partner at Abbeygate Surgery, said: “We are very pleased to see this work being carried out at our practice.

“In the meantime, appointments are being held as normal and we are working with both the contractors and NHS Property Services to ensure any disruption for patients is kept to a minimum.”

A year ago, Abbeyview Surgery became the first practice to receive the Lincolnshire Carers’ Quality Award from Lincolnshire County Council after organising training and workshops for unpaid and young carers.

We are very pleased to see this work being carried out at our practice

Dr Fleur England, partner at Abbeygate Surgery, Crowland

A spokesman for NHS Property Services said: “We are pleased to be investing in maintenance and improvement work at Crowland’s Abbeygate Surgery.

“The project includes upgrade work to some of the clinical and consulting rooms, improvements to the reception area, essential building maintenance work and fire safety improvements.

“These are together with the provision of a new gas supply and efficient new heating and hot water system.

“The building will be open as usual and patients of Abbeyview Surgery should continue to attend their appointments as normal.”