A MEDICAL practice which was evicted from its premises over a row about unpaid rent is expected to move into a new surgery by Monday.
The Medical Centre had its building in Banks Road, West Kirby, repossessed by its landlord a week ago, forcing staff to see patients from their cars.
Last night it was confirmed the surgery will move into new premises in Grange Road, West Kirby – although patients may initially find themselves surrounded by construction work as they wait for appointments.
A spokesman for Wirral Primary Care Trust (PCT) said: “Builders and practice staff have worked incredibly hard all week to prepare the new surgery so patients can attend appointments.
“Work will still be going on in the premises, but there will be consulting rooms and a waiting room available so the doctors and staff can continue to practise and care for patients.
“The new premises are in a better location. Grange Road was where the practice planned to move to later this year.
“When completed, practice staff will be able to provide the full range of services, including visiting services for its patients.”
The PCT is expected to retrieve medical records from the Banks Road property today after the documents also became embroiled in the dispute.
Landlord Wayne Roberts, who evicted the surgery claiming it had failed to pay rent, said he had instructed his solicitors to insist the records – which he said were kept secure – were removed.
His solicitor Peter Devine said: “We did stress we wanted them to take the medical records away. Mr Roberts is not being difficult and was always prepared to hand over the records.”
Mr Devine said they had also agreed with lawyers for the PCT to allow the removal of other items, such as vaccines and medical equipment.