Marksbury Road Surgery celebrates first anniversary

Longest serving partner Dr Sue Latham who gave a welcome speech revealed the new plaque

Event pictures supplied by Sharon Perrett, Community Lead at Marksbury Road Surgery.

Staff and patients came together to celebrate Marksbury Road Surgery’s first birthday with an open evening this month (September).

The surgery, next to Oasis Academy primary school, is one of four sites run by Bridge View Medical.

It moved from its former location in St John’s Road to the brand new £4 million building on 24 September 2018.

A plaque was revealed by longest-serving partner Dr Sue Latham to commemorate the occasion.

She thanked patients and past and present staff for attending the open evening and hoped the new building “would provide a better community environment for health care for many years to come …”

Visitors had the chance to look round the building and chat to staff – and a celebratory cake was cut.

Marksbury Road Surgery moved from St John’s Lane last year to offer patients better facilities and is built on the site of the former South Bristol College.

Designed across two floors, it provides an on-site pharmacy, six treatment and 11 GP and nurse practitioner rooms, as well as a room for minor operations.

This surgery also houses community midwives and holds a weekly specialised diabetic clinic run by Bristol Community Health.

Recently, along with the other Bridge View Medical sites, Marksbury Road introduced Saturday morning clinics to “relieve pressure on appointments during the week.”

The building has been given a BREEAM excellent rating for its environmental credentials which include solar panels on the roof to heat its water and a sustainable drainage system.