Update for patients at Adelaide Street Family Practice and South King Street Medical Centre

Issued at 4pm on Thursday 13 July 2017

For safety purposes, both Adelaide Street Family Practice and South King Street Medical Centre have been closed for a short period of time as a result of the fire at the old Comrades Club overnight.

Listed below are details of interim arrangements in place for patients at each of these practices during this time:

Adelaide Street Family Practice

The practice will remain closed on Friday 14 July. A member of the practice team will contact any patients who have a pre-planned appointment on these days. If you are able to travel, it will be possible to be seen at Harris Medical Centre on Kentmere Drive as an alternative. If you are unable to attend Kentmere Drive for an appointment, you will be able to speak to a member of the practice clinical team on the telephone.

Patients are asked for understanding during this period. The practice staff are doing all that they can to minimise disruption for patients during this time. Please only contact the practice if absolutely necessary.

Anybody with an urgent need should visit the Walk-In Centre on Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. If your condition is not urgent but you are unsure or would like advice on how to treat a complaint in the meantime, please contact the free, NHS 111 telephone line in the first instance. Your local pharmacy can also provide a free, expert advice on how to treat a wide range of minor ailments.

The practice will re-open as normal on Monday 17 July. Patients are asked for understanding as staff deal with the after effects of the short closure period.

South King Street Medical Centre

The practice will reopen as normal on Friday 14 July. Patients with planned appointments are asked to attend as usual.

However, patients are asked for understanding as staff will be continuing to deal with the impact of Thursday’s closure.