Dr Stephen Russell was appointed as a single-handed General Practitioner in March 1990. He then bought and modified a house known as ‘The Gables’ and ‘The Gables Medical Centre’ officially opened on 1st April 1990. The premises have been renovated and extended since then with consultation and treatment rooms on the ground floor and a health promotion room on the first floor, accessed by stairlift for disabled patients. The practice resident accepts patients within a 10 mile radius of the medical centre.
The practice list size has grown steadily since 1990 and, in 1997, Dr Claire Simms joined the practice as a partner in order to cope with the increasing workload. The practice now employs a practice manager, three part-time receptionists and a practice nurse.
Currently we are working harder than ever to ensure quality delivery of the General Medical Services Contract to our patients. We remain committed to monitoring and improving where possible the healthcare service we provide.
The Gables Medical Centre opens at 8.30am Monday to Friday and remains open until 6.00pm each day except Wednesday, our half day (close 12 noon). The Gables Medical Centre operates an appointments system. Patients should ring on the usual number 028 2565 3237 to make an appointment.