A new location is being sought for a super surgery in Scarborough following the merger of two doctors surgeries.
Peasholm Surgery and Claremont Surgery merged earlier this month, which has lead to a patient list for the new surgery of more than 9,000 people.
Claremont has shut its doors with Peasholm taking on four doctors from the surgery and extending its opening hours to 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday to deal with the extra demand.
Dr Douglas Moederle-Lumb from Peasholm Surgery told the Scarborough News that the surgery was now looking for locations closer to the town centre then Peashom’s current Tennyson Avenue base.
He said: “We need somewhere a bit closer to town for our new patients who live in Castle Ward.
“Peasholm, like Claremont, is just a renovated town house and we are looking to either get somewhere to renovate or to knock down and rebuild but this being Scarborough finding somewhere near to the town centre is not very easy.
“We have held early discussions with the local NHS Trust and have identified a couple of possible sites of interest but it has not gone any further than that at the moment.”
It had been proposed that Trafalgar Medical Practice and Claremont Surgery would merge and operate from Trafalgar House, in Trafalgar Street West but that was deemed unfeasible in October, last year so Peasholm Surgey stepped in to fill the breach.
The patients of both surgeries were consulted before the Claremont/Peasholm merger became official on January 5.
Dr Moederle-Lumb added: “We are getting a number of very positive comments from patients since the merger went through.
“Especially around the extended opening times.
“A lot of surgeries offer emergency services after hours but few a full GP service.
“Patients in Scarborough deserve the highest quality of service possible and this merger means are in a position to continue to provide our patients with the best possible care for the future.”