Local GP surgery welcomes residents to launch

by CWP News - 31 May 2016

A local GP surgery held an open evening welcoming local people to find out more about the NHS services on their doorstep.

Westminster Surgery in Ellesmere Port, delivered by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has recently been revamped to provide more surgeries and waiting space. The team, which includes two GPs, nurses and administrative support, held an event this week to celebrate the variety of local services on offer. 

Over 30 people attended the health event, and were greeted by a range of services on offer including local representatives from Dementia UK, Citizens Advice Bureau, Smoking Cessation, Diabetes UK, local food bank and guest speakers. 

Staff from the surgery offered free health checks and monitored ‘vital signs’ such as blood pressure, waist size, and those who took up the offer were given the chance to book a health MOT at the surgery. The team also put their foot down and powered up the smoothie bike to make free, healthy drinks for those cheering them on.

Jude Chalmers, deputy clinical services manager, was central to organising the event and was keen to show just how accessible local health services are.

“We were so pleased with the turnout tonight, it has been great to meet local people and share with them the breadth of services available. Speaking to people has showed us there is an appetite for these kind of events and I look forward to hosting more like this.

“We were lucky enough to share our event with our local partners from other health and well-being services, as well as hear from those with lived experience of local services.”

Nicola Daniels, Business Operations and Delivery Manager for Primary Care Cheshire, has been a part of the team delivering the revamped surgery.

“We are now in a position where we can share our surgery with other local providers of services, such as those who attended our event, and look forward to working closely with other health and well-being organisations to enhance what we have on offer here at Westminster.”

If you would like to find out more about the surgery, please call 0151 355 4864 or follow @CWPNHS on Twitter. 

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