Villagers campaign to save their local surgery after the practice is terminated if a new doctor cannot intervene when the current doctor retires in July
- The only doctor in the Mevagissey operation in Cornwall is leaving in July
- Unless it can be replaced, it closes, leaving the 5,300 patients without a doctor
- Residents have started a campaign & # 39; Will You Be My GP & # 39; to attract a doctor
Patients in a remote fishing village in Cornish are desperately campaigning to find a doctor.
The only doctor at the Mevagissey operation will leave in July and unless it can be replaced, it will close.
There are 5,300 patients in the village near Saint Austell, many of whom are elderly and unable to drive.
Plea: campaigners outside the operation at Mevagissey, where the only practitioner is about to retire
They are a campaign & # 39; Will You Be My GP & # 39; started on social media in the hope of attracting a doctor.
Resident Nicola Mason said: & I and my son both suffer from severe asthma and quite often need the help of a nebulizer that we can use as soon as possible when we need it.
& # 39; This has been – and has been – a rescue for us. Without the operation, we will have to travel longer and wait to receive life-saving treatment. & # 39;
There are 5,300 patients in the village, near Saint Austell, many of whom are elderly and unable to drive
Ken Sweet, 86, lives in the area but was born in Mevagissey and said: & my wife and I have been a patient for 30 years and it is difficult to undergo a new operation.
& # 39; As you get older, you need more regular care and it is very worrying that we may not get it. & # 39;
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