Residents in Norfolk Park, who say they are ‘angry’ and ‘bewildered’ at plans to close Norfolk Park Medical Practice, have come together in a noisy protest to make their voices heard.
Last week, Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group launched a consultation to close Norfolk Park Medical Practice and merge it with the Dovercourt Group Practice.
Campaigners say that residents will struggle to access GP services, if they are removed from Norfolk Park.
The protest follows on from a petition launched by Park and Arbourthorne Councillor Ben Miskell, which has attracted over 300 signatures against the proposal.
Kim McMaster from Norfolk Park Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) who jointly organised the protest said:
“The surgery is a lifeline for residents in Norfolk Park. People are angry that this proposal is even being considered. The building is only eight years old and it was purpose built to be a doctors surgery in our community”.
Councillor Jack Scott, who jointly organised the protest said:
“People in Norfolk Park need a doctor’s surgery. I’m calling on Sheffield CCG to think again and do all that it can to ensure that a medical centre can continue to operate in Norfolk Park. The proposals to close it will have a devastating effect on our community and just don’t add up’.