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Firm foundations for new GP surgery

PUBLISHED: 12:02 28 August 2002 | UPDATED: 12:33 03 March 2010

BUILDING work to re-house one of Felixstowe's longest-established GP practices has started.

The first spade hit the earth this week to begin the nine-month construction of a new surgery for The Howard House practice.

BUILDING work to re-house one of Felixstowe's longest-established GP practices has started.

The first spade hit the earth this week to begin the nine-month construction of a new surgery for The Howard House practice.

But patients need not worry about a big upheaval because the current practice in Leopold Road is only moving a few steps away to Orwell Road.

The practice made the decision to move after the five GPs there found the premises they have had for many years too crowded.

In May 2003 they hope to be able to move to the new, modern two-storey building with a pharmacy which will be managed by another company.

The building work will begin with the demolition of a bungalow to make way for the foundations, between the senior citizens' day center and the now closed Felixstowe Surplus Stores.

The red-brick building will also feature parking for doctors and an ambulance bay. It will open 8.15am to 6.30pm weekdays and 8.30am to 11.30am Saturdays.

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