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Staffing shortages force the temporary closure of one of Haverhill GP practice's sites

The Camps Road branch of Clements & Christmas Maltings Practice in Haverhill has been closed 'for the foreseeable future' due to staffing shortages.

Patients with appointments at the branch will be contacted by the surgery and asked to attend the Clements branch in Greenfields Way or the Kedington Branch instead.

The community oncology, paediatric and ultrasound clinics will continue to be run as normal from Camps Road.

The Camps Road site of the Clements and Christmas Maltings Practice
The Camps Road site of the Clements and Christmas Maltings Practice

Patients can access appointments with these clinics by using the front door of the neighbouring Haverhill Family Practice.

Additionally, from June 3rd the Kedington branch will be running nurse appointments from 8am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6.30pm from Monday to Thursday.

Both the Kedington and Clements branches of the practice will remain open as normal.

Lois Wreathall, Head of Primary Care for the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The Camps Road branch has had to close temporarily due to staffing issues.

“The main access door was locked on Friday morning (May 17) and the branch will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

“Patients registered at Camps Road will still be able to make appointments but will have to travel to the Clements or Kedington branches in the meantime.

“The community clinics run from the site by teams from West Suffolk and Addenbrooke’s hospitals will continue as normal from the site.”

The temporary closure of the Camps Road branch is the latest difficulty for the practise, which was placed in special measures in January.

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