Firm foundations for new GP surgery

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.


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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.

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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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