Car crashes into Rose Green doctors surgery

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C141498-1 Bog Surgery phot kate''Firemen survey the damage to the wall of the surgery.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C141498-1 SUS-150501-190937001

PATIENTS at a Rose Green doctors surgery are facing disruption after a car crashed into the building.

The vehicle hit Grove House Surgery yesterday (Monday, January 5).

A statement on the surgery’s website from practice manager Clare Few stated:

“Please be aware that due to the collision of a vehicle, causing extensive damage to the surgery on Monday afternoon, service at Grove House Surgery is facing significant disruption.

“Crucially, there were no major injuries associated with this collision, however this incident has impacted all phone lines and internet-dependent systems, including our clinical system.

“We are currently working very hard to ensure that these systems are restored as soon as possible and we ask for your understanding during this period, whilst we strive to restore normal service.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause our patients.”

The statement adds the website will be updated with any new developments.

A spokesperson for NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Clinics are running at both the Pryors Lane and Pagham surgery sites, and GPs are making home visits.

“There is now one phone line for the surgery, but clearly while BT works to return normal service, this will be very busy.

“If you are struggling to get through to the surgery and are able, please visit one of the surgery buildings to talk to a member of the team.”

West Sussex Fire and Rescue service attended the incident.

Two fire crews arrived at the surgery in Pryors Lane at 3.49pm as well as a heavy rescue tender.

Firefighters have said three cars were involved in the collision, with one hitting the surgery building.

As no one was trapped in any of the vehicles the crew worked quickly to isolate the building’s gas, electricity and water supplies. The gas and electricity boards were also requested to attend as well as a building control officer.