Loughton & Shenley community campaigner Ben Nolan wants to find the answer to the question people keep asking: when will the new GP practice at Whitehouse be built?
Given people are struggling to get an appointment at the existing local doctors, community campaigner Ben Nolan has asked about the progress on the new surgery.
He said “The GP surgeries in Loughton and Shenley are under pressure as more and more new residents move into the new Whitehouse and Fairfields developments. It is important that we get more surgeries for the new areas soon, otherwise residents in Loughton and Shenley will suffer because existing practices cannot cope”.
Following pressure from Ben Nolan and local Labour councillors Milton Keynes Council will have contractors starting building the new Health Centre at Whitehouse before the end of the year.
It is expected to be finished around the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, with doors opening spring/summer 2020.
Ben Nolan “I’m glad that Labour led Milton Keynes Council have made sure that they build a GP surgery along with the homes. I’d like to see the new doctors’ surgery and health centre begin at Whitehouse as soon as possible. I want to keep the pressure on so we get this in place”
Zoe Nolan Labour Councillor for Loughton and Shenley said “Once the contract is completed, hopefully by the end of the year, we will have a detailed project plan for the building which I can share with residents and update people on progress as we move along. Let Ben or me know if you have any further questions about these plans.”
Community campaigner Ben Nolan concluded, “I am working with local residents to ensure the pressure on local GP practices like Hilltops on Great Holm is not so great that they are snowed under by new residents from the new Fairfields and Whitehouse estates. I am optimistic that the Councils £13.5 million investment will be money well spent.”