Update on Emberbrook Community Health Centre fire – 19/02/2021

On Saturday 13 February, a fire broke out at our Emberbrook Community Health Centre site in Thames Ditton.

It was being used as a vaccination site at the time and thanks to staff and volunteers, everyone in the building was safely evacuated. The vaccine supply was secured and Surrey and London fire services attended the site.

We apologise to anyone who was booked in for their vaccination on Saturday afternoon (13/02), and wasn’t able to receive it. The next vaccination clinic still ran as scheduled on Wednesday 17 February, relocated to Thames Ditton Centre for the Community, located nearby in Mercer Close (KT7 0BS).

We will be contacting people who are booked in to have their vaccination to re-confirm appointments and provide details of the new location. If you haven’t heard from us, but already have a booked appointment, please simply attend as planned and you will be re-directed to the new site. People arriving by car can either park on the Emberbrook site or at the Thames Ditton Centre for the Community, which also has parking available.

Glenlyn (Giggs Hill) Surgery is operating as usual, with all other services available as usual.

Finally we would like to acknowledge the huge amount of hard work that has been undertaken by our GP and practice colleagues, CCG staff, volunteers and wider partners, in securing a new vaccination site and for getting services back up and running so quickly. In particular staff at the practice worked round the clock to make sure we were able to open to patients as usual on Monday morning, without a single clinic missed.

We will keep the website updated with the latest information.