Guestling Surgery: Updated Monday 22 June

Dr Christopher Chinery, owner of the Guestling surgery premises, issued the following statement recently:

An alternative provider is currently working with the East Sussex CCG to secure the use of the Guestling Surgery Site, this will follow a formal process that will take several weeks for the CCG and NHSE to assess. A formal announcement will be made in due course when this process has been concluded. Further details are not currently in the public domain. Should the application be successful, Dr Chinery will do everything he can to assist the re-opening of the Surgery as soon as possible.

Dr Chinery has also supplied two letters (links set out below) clarifying the situation, one from Adam Doyle, CEO, Sussex NHS Commissioners and a letter from Dr Chinery to Sally-Ann Hart MP in response to that letter.

Adam Doyle

Dr Chinery letter to Sally-Ann Hart MP

Dr Chinery has today (Monday 22 June) now issued this further statement about Guestling Surgery.

I, and my family, are very saddened by some of the statements contained in letters that are currently being circulated, and want to state quite clearly that we very much want to see Medical Services continue to be provided from Guestling Surgery, so we are pleased to be able to say that an alternative provider is currently working with the East Sussex CCG to secure the use of the Guestling Surgery Site. This will follow a formal process that will take several weeks for the CCG and NHSE to assess. A formal announcement will be made in due course when this process has been concluded. Further details are not currently in the public domain.

I know the applicant personally, and believe a very good service would be provided. Should the application be successful, I will do everything I can to assist in the re-opening of the Surgery as soon as possible. Should you also want the Surgery to continue, may I suggest that you phone, write, or email your local Parish, or Rother District Councillor, our MP, or – perhaps better – an email direct to Adam Doyle, CEO, NHS Sussex Clinical Commissioners, at , as soon as possible.