Patients of Sandiway Surgery should now have received a letter from Danebridge confirming the closure of the surgery on 31st December 2021. We suggest you keep this letter as it provides information on the remaining services that Danebridge is prepared to offer its patients.
This is a very sad outcome for the community and the SOS team would like to thank everyone who has very actively supported the campaign to save the surgery over the past 20 months.
Cuddington Parish Council has supported the campaign throughout ensuring that important communications were delivered to residents via the Round Tower, the village website, noticeboards and direct communications to residents at home.
The Parish Council wrote to Louise Gittins, the Chair and Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, to express its concerns, about the decision in July by the NHS Cheshire Commissioning Goup to close the surgery. The Parish Council has asked for a meeting to discuss the impact on patients in the Parish and on the wider community.
Louise Gittins has responded offering to arrange a meeting with Parish Councillors, and the NHS integrated Care Partnership to discuss the “future model of primary care” promised by Danebridge to its patients in Sandiway and Cuddington.
There is a national petition to persuade the government to exert pressure on GP practices to open their doors for face-to-face appointments just as dentists, opticians and other specialists are doing. PRESS HERE to view the petition.
A number of you have had Save Our Surgery signs outside your homes for the last year and a half. The SOS team thank you for that and suggest that you should now remove them, as the team can no longer influence what is happening to the Surgery.
The Parish Council is now taking the lead on this.