Important News for Howard House/Haven Health Patients

From Thurs 26th March Howard House and Haven Health surgeries will be working jointly as a team. All calls will be dealt with by Howard House, whichever surgery you ring, and care will be navigated as appropriate. All potentially infected patients will be seen at Haven Health by pre arrangement only Howard House will provide immediate necessary care for non infectious patients The doors will … Continue reading Important News for Howard House/Haven Health Patients

Patient Advice As Walton Surgery Closure Date Confirmed

In spite of a public meeting hosted by MP Dr Therese Coffey – and a petition raised by patients of the practice – Walton Surgery will close permanently on 31st March 2020. Although this is extremely sad news we are fortunate in Felixstowe that we do have alternatives.  The three other practices in the area are all willing to take on new patients – and … Continue reading Patient Advice As Walton Surgery Closure Date Confirmed

Walton Surgery ‘Likely To Close’ after Managing Company Exit Contract

After struggling through a difficult time under special measures it seemed like this popular Felixstowe surgery was coming out into the light again after recently being classified as ‘good’. However on 20th January the management company – Suffolk GP Federation,  who also manage services at MIU in Felixstowe General Hospital – announced it was pulling out of the contract due to the difficulties in recruiting … Continue reading Walton Surgery ‘Likely To Close’ after Managing Company Exit Contract

Second Public Meeting To Address Access to Felixstowe MIU

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey is to host second public meeting on Friday 18th October to once again address the problems of accessing the Felixstowe Minor Injuries Unit, after a number of people have come forward with examples of problems still being experienced Ever since the Felixstowe MIU went from ‘walk in’ to ‘appointment only’ at the end of April there have been issues with … Continue reading Second Public Meeting To Address Access to Felixstowe MIU

Walton Surgery Rated ‘Good’ After Latest CQC Inspection

After being rated ‘inadequate’ by The Care Quality Commission in March and put into special measures – the team at Walton Surgery led by Operations Manager Aimee Wiseman has worked hard to turn things around and has now been given a ‘Good’ overall rating by the CQC, following an inspection on 13 August 2019. The surgery caters for over 4000 patients – but had been … Continue reading Walton Surgery Rated ‘Good’ After Latest CQC Inspection

Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

You may wonder what our MP gets up to – if anything – as far as local issues are concerned. How much has she been involved in the last six months with the issues that have been in the forefront of our communities? Does she know what’s going on with our local NHS providers, our schools, our environment? Does she care? In Felixstowe she did … Continue reading Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

Felixstowe MIU And Access Through 111 – The Story Continues

Ever since April when the Felixstowe Minor Injuries Unit became appointment only, there have been issues with access for patients attempting it outside normal GP hours. During the week access is through your local GP surgery – and this seems to be working relatively well – although it does give an extra layer to something that was much simpler in the past. The real problem … Continue reading Felixstowe MIU And Access Through 111 – The Story Continues

Opinion – The Chaos of Trying to Access Felixstowe’s Minor Injuries Unit

Felixstowe used to have a walk in Minor Injuries Unit, located in Felixstowe General Hospital, itself saved a number of times from the brink of closure by local residents associations and local protests. Felixstowe still has a Minor Injuries Unit – it’s just now almost impossible to access due to the weird and wonderful decision by the NHS authorities that control the Suffolk area to … Continue reading Opinion – The Chaos of Trying to Access Felixstowe’s Minor Injuries Unit

Felixstowe GP Surgery Placed In Special Measures

Walton Surgery in Walton High Street has been inspected by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently and has been rated ‘inadequate’ overall. The CQC have now put the Surgery in special measures for six months after which it will be inspected again to see if things have improved. The facility, which caters for around 4,300 people, had previously been rated ‘good’ in 2017 under the … Continue reading Felixstowe GP Surgery Placed In Special Measures

Changes to Felixstowe Community Hospital Services Revealed

Last night I went to the so called ‘drop in information evening’ at The Orwell Hotel concerning proposed changes to the facilities at Felixstowe Community Hospital. ‘Pathetic’ is probably a kind way of describing the one board at the back with minimal information and the rather self satisfied and totally uninterested collection of people on duty to fend off any questions from the general public. … Continue reading Changes to Felixstowe Community Hospital Services Revealed