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UPDATE - Torquay practice site to open doors

UPDATE - Brunel Medical Practice’s St Marychurch site will reopen its doors to patients and staff on 22 May, having been out of bounds since a nearby house fire caused the site to be closed.

A spokseperson said: “We are pleased to announce that the surgery will re-open on Monday 22 May at 7.30am as normal. For patients who have an appointment booked for our St Marychurch site, please attend as normal. Thank you to all our patients for their understanding and flexibility over the past two weeks.”

See below for earlier announcements.​


UPDATE - Brunel Medical Practice's St Marychurch site will remain closed this week (beginning 15 May) while contractors make a nearby fire-damaged building safe. See below for original announcement.

Staff at Brunel Medical Practice’s St Marychurch site have acted quickly to reassure patients that they will have access to a GP or nurse while the premises are temporarily closed because of a nearby fire.

Torbay Council has installed fencing around the practice and asked that no members of the public or staff enter the premises.

The practice has sent emails and text messages to as many patients as possible, informing them of the closure and assuring them that they will be able to see a GP or nurse at either of the other sites – at Babbacombe and Shiphay.

It is thought that the fencing is likely to be in place at least until Monday. The council is in regular contact with the practice.

A Brunel Medical Practice spokesperson said: “No members of the public or staff have been in any danger while this is happening, and we are committed to ensuring that this remains the case.

“We are therefore arranging appointments for our patients at one of our other sites so that their health and treatment will not be compromised.

“Our contact details remain the same. There shouldn’t be any problem for patients trying to call, but I’d ask that if there is, please bear with us. We will speak with you as soon as possible. 

“We will be updating details on our website when we know anything further, and we will of course open our doors again as soon as it is considered safe to do so. In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience caused to our patients.”