Is Thurrock Council set to take over East Tilbury Medical Centre?

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THURROCK Council may be set to save the day for East Tilbury residents by “buying” a medical centre that is ear-marked for closure.

Last October, residents received letters informing them that the East Tilbury Medical Centre would close.

The letter detailed how NHS England hoped to secure a longer term provider “but in June 2016 receivers were appointed to the building at 85 Coronation Avenue, East Tilbury and there are now plans for the building to be sold.

The closure received a “stay of execution”. But now it looks like the Conservative-led Thurrock Council may have found a solution.

On Wednesday night (Jan 11th) cabinet an agenda item will propose:

“The purchase of the freehold interest of the East Tilbury Medical Centre at 85, Coronation Avenue, East Tilbury on the terms and conditions as outline in the confidential report and with the final terms and conditions being delegated for agreement by the Corporate Director of Environment and Place and the Section 151 officer in consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holder.

1.2 That the Director of Law and Governance be authorised to complete any legal documentation to give effect thereto.

1.3 That the property be leased to an appropriate primary care provider on terms to be agreed.

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