Ashfield GP surgery set to close, with some patients facing two bus journeys to see a doctor

Underwood surgery, credit to Google Images
Underwood surgery, credit to Google Images

Underwood Surgery on Hankin Avenue is set to close tomorrow (June 15), as the tenancy on the building has ended at short notice.

The surgery is a branch of Jacksdale Medical Centre, where patients will now have to travel to for their appointments.

Dr Gavin Lunn, GP and Clinical Lead at NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but unfortunately this is an issue that is out of our hands. The landlord of the property has served an immediate notice to vacate the property. All clinical services will continue to be provided to patients at the main surgery, Jacksdale Medical Centre.”

Underwood Surgery is a branch surgery of Jacksdale Medical Centre, and home visits will continue in Underwood.

Jacksdale Medical Centre is over two miles away, and would take 42 minutes to walk there from Underwood Surgery, or seven minutes to drive.

All patients of Underwood will be sent a letter to inform them of the closure.

Although the 528 bus serves the area, as some residents live further out in rural areas, they may need to catch two busses.

One user said on Facebook that it would take two busses or a taxi to get to Jacksdale Medical centre, and added that there are no facilities in the area anymore.

If patients have any further queries or concerns they are advised to contact the patient experience team at Mansfield and Ashfield CCG by calling 0800 028 3693.