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Torpoint Medical Centre
11:24am 20th March 2012
Patients in South East Cornwall are warned not to pass off the chance of a new medical centre.
Some in Torpoint and the Rame Peninsula face a two hour round trip to get to Derriford hospital, which is less than ten miles away.
But there are concerns disagreements over where services should be based could stall plans.
Local GP Lawrence Barnes says moving care closer to home is vital:
"Certainly the way that the NHS is going, is to try to bring services out from hospitals to patients, which in our current premises, just wouldn't be feasible. This would bring it in line with other areas in Cornwall, and make it somewhere where we could really deliver first class medicine to the patients in the area.
"Torpoint and the Rame Peninsula, although geographically very close to Plymouth, is in terms of public transport, very isolated, more isolated than many areas of Cornwall. We tend to see a lot of people with minor injuries and things like that, whereas in other places, they'd go to hospital."
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