New surgery to be provided by regeneration?

PUBLISHED: 14:38 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:54 15 June 2010

USERS of Townsend House Medical Practice in Seaton fear it will be running to capacity as more housing becomes available and may have to extend its premises.

USERS of Townsend House Medical Practice in Seaton fear it will be running to capacity as more housing becomes available - and may have to extend its premises. The Patient Group's concerns over a growing population were highlighted at Seaton Town Council's annual meeting, with possible solutions explored.Mayor Sandra Semple echoed the concerns, saying: "I am concerned that the primary care trusts have got the wrong numbers for Seaton. Just 600 more houses would mean a 19 per cent increase of patients for this town. "So we need to think what the town would need."The practice is looking at relocation of the surgery as part of the Tesco development bid, it was revealed. The group will meet with the council to see if any land would be available, ideally near to a car park.The group also suggested a joint venture of Townsend House Surgery, Tesco, Seaton Town Council and possibly Seaton and Colyton Medical Centre, and is considering including a gym, minor surgery unit, pharmacy, dental practice and swimming pool into the plan.


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