A step too far?

GPs at an expanding Ipswich practice are stuck in premises that do not conform to the Disability Discrimination Act because their PCT cannot afford to fund a move to a larger site. The practice, Burlington Primary Care, has been campaigning for a move for five years because its Grade 2-listed Victorian building cannot be updated. Partner Dr Hubert Lelijveld said: 'We work on two floors, don't have a lift, and we want to expand our staff and offer more services but don't have enough space.' Ipswich PCT has recognised the need for the move and hopes it could happen within two years.

 

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