Flooded Upavon doctors get temporary surgery

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Patients at a GP surgery in Wiltshire which has been closed since Christmas after the building flooded will soon be able to make appointments.

A water main in the loft at Upavon Surgery in Fairfield burst bringing down ceilings in the consulting rooms, waiting rooms and pharmacy.

Practice manager Anna Morton said temporary buildings had been put up.

"The range of services we can offer is the same but the number of appointments will be reduced," she said.

"For patients and staff having to make the eight-mile round trip to Durrington has been fine for the past five weeks but to have to do that for the next three months is a bit too much.

"The water damage ruined the building throughout - the remedial work is going well but it all takes time."

Patients will be able to use the temporary facilities from 15 February.

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