Fenland village GP surgery to put accommodation woes behind them with Help for Heroes fun day

STAFF at a Fenland GP surgery which was temporarily moved into a village scout hut are determined to put their accomodation woes behind them with a charity fun day.

The Terrington St John practice moved out of the village’s health centre last year after its new owners were unable to agree a deal with the outgoing partners.

This meant Peterborough-based primary care group First Health had to move doctors, nurses and receptionists into the village’s scout hut before moving into portable buildings in the village.

But staff at the surgery have decided to hold a special community fun day - to forget their accomodation troubles and raise money for Help for Heroes.

Georgie Robson, a receptionist at the surgery, said: “We’re very keen to put the troubles behind us. The main aim is obviously to raise money for Help for Heroes but we also want to get the community back together.

“Obviously it’s been hard but the whole thing has really brought our team closer together - quite literally when we were working in the scout hut!

“We are now keen to have some fun, forget the past and look to the future.”

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The fun day will be held on August 6 at Tilney St Lawrence Playing Fields. As well as a wide range of stalls and entertainment, nurses and doctors from the surgery will take on representatives from RAF Marham in a series of sports challenges.

Last month, NHS Norfolk confirmed that a deal had been struck which meant patients in and around Terrington St John will soon be able to see their doctor or nurse in the village’s purpose-built surgery building.