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Health Secretary Opens New Allander Surgery

March 23, 2010 4:39 PM

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The new Allander Surgery was officially opened today, 23rd March 2010, by Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Nicola Sturgeon.

After more than 100 years on Saracen Street, Possilpark, the Allander Surgery has moved to new purpose built premises at nearby 191 Denmark Street. The surgery has over 2,000 patients

At a special ceremony at the new surgery, the Cabinet Secretary met with staff and patients before unveiling a commemorative plaque and officially declaring the new facility open.

More than £1million has been invested in the state-of-the-art Surgery and it has transformed patient care in Possilpark.

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Nicola Sturgeon said: “After more than 100 years at its former premises on Saracen Street, the new Allander Surgery is providing patients in the area with a state of the art facility that they can be truly proud of. That is why I am so delighted to officially open this new centre which is giving local people increased access to healthcare and staff a working space fit for purpose.”

Dr Margaret Craig, Senior Partner at the Allander Surgery said: “The facilities at the new Allander Surgery will allow us to expand the services we provide to the local community. I would particularly like to thank our patients and staff for their ongoing support. Much of the success of the new surgery is due to continued dedication, expertise and commitment of our staff.

“We are delighted that we can now offer our full range of general medical services, chronic disease management and health promotion for all ages, in bright, comfortable and accessible surroundings. All four GPs Drs Alastair Douglas, Linda Cherry, Susan McKean and I, along with our nursing, administrative and community colleagues are proud to be working together to continue the tradition we have inherited. Our new building will help us provide a service that looks ahead to the next 100 years.”

The surgery is all on one level with an expanded waiting room, reception, and admin area. There are five consulting rooms, an up to date treatment room and meeting room. There is easier access for patients with prams and wheelchairs (no stairs). Staff also benefit from the new surgery with a larger working space and staff room facilities.

For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Press Office on 0141 201 4429.

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Images of the official opening are available on request.

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