Chiddingfold Surgery fire

Published Monday, 7 January 2019

A fire in the early hours of Monday morning (7 January 2019) has caused significant damage to Chiddingfold Surgery and as a result the Surgery has had to close.

Work is in place to seek alternative solutions so that services can be resumed as soon as possible and further information will be shared.

Please call NHS 111 to seek non-urgent medical advice. In an emergency always call 999.

Patients are advised that routine appointments will be re-arranged as soon as possible and will be contacted directly by the Surgery. Anyone who needs to see a GP urgently should call NHS 111 and they will be offered appropriate medical treatment and advice. Those wishing to make a routine appointment can call NHS 111 to seek advice or use Chiddingfold Surgery’s usual telephone number.

The Public are reminded that A&E should not be used as an alternative to a GP appointment unless it is an emergency.

NHS 111 is triaging patients to appropriate services locally including the Minor Injuries Unit at Haslemere Hospital and Pharmacies.

Plans are being put in place to be able to deliver services from alternative premises in Milford from later this week until a longer-term solution is finalised. However, this will be a limited service for the next few weeks.

Patient security has been of the upmost importance. Clinical records are stored electronically and have been for many years and so these have been unaffected by the fire and remain accessible to the GP Surgery.  Surrey Police and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service have been on site for the past 24 hours, with the site being cordoned off to prevent unauthorised access to the site, including any potential unauthorised access to confidential patient information affected by the fire.

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