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Practice Profile

Our mission is to provide and deliver general practitioner services to the patients registered at St Andrew’s Medical Centre.

We aim to do this to the best of our ability and to the highest possible standards in a caring environment, equitably, efficiently, with optimal accessibility, flexibility and using every human and financial resource available.

Our vision is to achieve this mission statement, addressing patients’ needs and those of the group and staff, in a supportive and encouraging environment. We desire a defined management team of nine equals with ultimate responsibility, committed to achieving shared aims. We aim to keep communication lines open in all directions. We strive to achieve a sense of community. We will make the best use of talents and resources. We are prepared to make advances, take on new challenges and strive to improve.

The Medical Centre has access for disabled patients.

History of the surgery

Eccles Health Centre opened in the early 1970s. General Practitioners until that time had been working mainly as single handed, often from small surgeries that were either converted homes or part of their own residences.

The following GPs who were all practising in this way we invited to work from the new health centre:

    • Dr J Borkin

    • Dr MS Behardien

    • Dr I Cambell

    • Dr P Mort

    • Dr R Million

    • Dr J Broxton

As each of these GPs retired new faces appeared. Dr Borkin took on Drs Lindsay, (Oct 1983) and Dr Roche. Dr MS Behardien retired in 1974 and Dr Ganvir took over his practice. Dr Allweis replaced Dr Philip Mort when he retired and Drs Million and Broxton took into partnership Dr Jacobs and when Dr Million retired, Dr Budden.

Other changes took place over the years. Eccles Health Centre continued to expand and took on more patients and more staff. By the middle 90’s it became clear that the premises were far too small to accommodate all the doctors, the new staff and of course the patients. For this reason the doctors who were in post at that time approached the local authority to seek permission to build brand new premises on the site of the old Conservative Social club (our car park was the old bowling green). Permission was granted and the doctors underwrote construction of the new building to become the surgery that we know today.

Dr Tyrrell joined us from Monton Surgery a short time after St Andrew’s opening in 1995.

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