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Blood testing clinic back in Wollaston thanks to campaigners
2:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
WOLLASTON patients have won their campaign to bring a blood-testing clinic back to the village.
The service was lost when the Meriden Avenue Surgery closed on June 30.
But following a petition, which attracted more than 200 signatures, the CCG has agreed to run a weekly four hour clinic until it concludes its full review of similar clinics in the borough.
The service will run on Mondays from 11am until 3pm, from October 21 at the Three Villages Medical Practice.
Stourbridge MP, Margot James who launched the petition with staff from the Three Villages Medical Practice, said she was “delighted” with the result.
She added “This will mean that patients will no longer have to travel for some distance to access this vital service, something I know can be a real problem for those who are elderly or less mobile.
“I would like to thank everybody who signed this petition and I do hope that with the continuing support of patients in the surrounding area this ongoing campaign will ensure that the CCG review concludes favourably and this blood testing service will remain in Wollaston.”
Steve Sharples, chairman of the Patient Participation Group, said securing the service was “a great achievement”.
He added: “What is needed now is for the CCG to keep the phlebotomy service for Wollaston in Wollaston, for the Wollaston people.”
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