I’ve met with Sheffield’s Clinical Commissioning Group and Meadowgreen Surgery to discuss plans to move sites to Jordanthorpe.
I know from the conversations I’ve had with residents that this is a source of serious concern, particularly with regard to travel for older patients and those with mobility issues.
The surgery make the case that there is insufficient space for the 16 consulting rooms they need to accommodate all their patients and no possibility to expand their existing sites. The Jordanthorpe surgery is purpose-built and could provide a much better service for patients.
However, in order to make the move workable for local residents, there must be better public transport links.
The current M17 bus does not run until 10am and will not be adequate. I have written to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to ensure they take urgent action to improve this; please sign my petition here to add your support.
I am still keen to hear further what current patients of Meadowgreen think of the issue and can of course make sure these thoughts are heard.
In the mean time I would strongly encourage you to attend the public meeting on June 28th, and to complete the consultation document asking for your thoughts. You can find this at www.meadowheadgrouppractice.co.uk.
If you have any other comments, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.