Ostler House: Community Hub in Potter Street would be a fitting legacy for Jane Chivrall

Communities / Fri 21st Jan 2022 am31 07:39am

POTTER Street residents are hoping that the empty building that once housed Ostler House surgery can be regenerated as a health and well-being hub as a fitting legacy for late local community champion Jane Chivrall.

Ostler House was closed to its 3,000 patients a few years ago and has sat there boarded up in contrast to the new flats in Prentice Place.

Jane, who passed away late last year was at the forefront of keeping it open and when that failed, she was passionate about a community hub.

YH went down to Prentice Place to speak to fellow community champion Colin Thorp about what progress had been made.

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3 Comments for Ostler House: Community Hub in Potter Street would be a fitting legacy for Jane Chivrall:

2022-01-21 09:35:11

With the Health and Care Bill just gone through the House of Lords with amendments strongly recommending in future Community and Relationship health care strategies that were in place as when the nhs was set up should be restored. These were community and relationship care hubs and a body to ensure that doctors were so distributed that everywhere was on level playing field (so all doctors had the same number of patients). Restoring this building and setting up as a community and relationship hub offering all medical services would be totally up to date and as explained by their vastly experienced Lordships, far more effective.

2022-01-21 09:51:15

I was a patient at Osler House for many years and was shocked when I heard that the American company who owned it decided to shut out down without warning. We were not even aware that it was sold off by the NHS years before in secret. Why?

2022-01-21 10:21:38

Jerry, See bbc report. Probably part of the Thatcher Blair plots to sell off and privatise the nhs by stealth?

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