Posted: 23.11.21 at 12:45 by Issy Millett
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) and the Vale of Glamorgan Council have issued a joint statement on the closure of Albert Road Surgery, reiterating that “no patients in this area will lose access to GP services”.
The statement UHB issued with the Vale of Glamorgan Council follows the announcement earlier this month that the GP Practice would be handing back its General Medical Services (GMS) contract.
Doctors at the Albert Road Surgery said they had no choice but to hand back their contract to the local health board, having been served notice by the landlord to vacate the building.
Among the solutions being explored by UHB and the Council is a Health and Wellbeing Hub at Cogan in Penarth.
In their joint statement the two organisations said they are in principle supportive of the Cogan Wellbeing Hub, with the UHB working to finalise a business case for it.
“However, it is important to reiterate this is a medium-term option and will require further discussion with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, as well as the necessary planning and approval processes and ongoing engagement with key stakeholders and the community as the plans progress,” they said.
“Patients will continue to access primary care services at Albert Road Surgery until 18 March 2022. In the meantime, we will keep the local community updated with details of future provision of health care as we work through a sustainable solution. We would like to reiterate that no patients in this area will lose access to GP services.
“The UHB would like to thank the community for their patience during this time and can reassure patients that we are committed to resolving this to meet the sustainable health care needs of the local population in Penarth.”
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