FOLLOWING news of a doctor’s surgery in Penarth closing in 2022 options to maintain services within the community are under consideration.
As previously reported GP services at Albert Road Surgery in Penarth will end on March 18, 2022, because the practice has been given notice by their landlord to vacate the current premises by April 1.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Vale of Glamorgan Council are exploring the options to maintain GP Services for the local community from April 2022, when Albert Road Surgery will be closed.
In a joint statement, they wrote: The UHB’s [University Health Board’s] focus of bringing care closer to home and staying within the local community is part of the longer-term primary care ambitions for a Health and Wellbeing Hub at Cogan in Penarth.
“The UHB and the Local Authority are supportive in principle of the Cogan Wellbeing Hub and the UHB is progressing the programme of work required to finalise a business case to support this.
“However, it is important to reiterate this is a medium-term option and will require further discussion with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, as well as the necessary planning and approval processes and ongoing engagement with key stakeholders and the community as the plans progress.”
Patients can continue to use “primary care services” at Albert Road Surgery until March 18, 2022, and the health board has offered assurance that it will keep the public updated on the matter.
The statement continues: “We will keep the local community updated with details of future provision of health care as we work through a sustainable solution.
“We would like to reiterate that no patients in this area will lose access to GP services.
“The UHB would like to thank the community for their patience during this time and can reassure patients that we are committed to resolving this to meet the sustainable health care needs of the local population in Penarth.”