Woking Mayor, Councillor Beryl Hunwicks officially opened the brand new extension of Westfield Surgery in Woking last week.

A branch of the Southview Medical Practice, the Westfield site received a grant for £98,000 from the local NHS to support with improvements. The building work has added two modern consulting rooms, creating more space to see patients. The practice can now increase the size of their patient list allowing them to provide care to the growing number of residents in the Westfield area.

The extra clinical rooms will also enable the practice to expand their medical team and the services they offer to patients such as NHS health checks, learning disability reviews, minor surgery and additional GP clinics.  

Dr Clare Benham, GP partner at Westfield Surgery, said: “Modernising our surgery is an important part of making sure we can continue to offer the best possible care to our patients now and in the future.

“It’s been really hard work to get to this point. The practice team have gone above and beyond to make sure we could stay open and continue to see patients during the building work. We’re grateful for the support from our patients and know this extension will make a real difference to them and our staff.”

NHS North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group, who plan, buy and monitor healthcare services, helped to secure funding for the extension as part of wider plans to improve access to GP services.

 

Picture caption: Woking Mayor cuts the ribbon on the new extension

l-r: Councillor Beryl Hunwicks, former Councillor John Kingsbury, Dr Nahdia Akbar, Dr Paul Kuzmin, Dr Caroline Baker, Dr Clare Benham