Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

GP surgery in Michael school classroom scrapped

Minister for Health, David Anderson MHK
Image caption David Anderson said he was disappointed the plans would not go ahead

Plans to open a part-time surgery in a classroom at an Isle of Man school have been scrapped after most residents rejected the proposals.

The Department of Health had wanted to use a spare classroom at Michael Primary School.

Villagers were consulted on the idea and 62% voted against.

The department said it would seek to extend its planning approval for the village's current part-time surgery at Cannan Court.

Minister for Health David Anderson MHK said: "It is disappointing that a unique community facility at the heart of the village is not to progress, but I recognise that the majority of those who responded to the questionnaire were content with the status quo."

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