A PROPOSED date has been announced for the permanent closure of a Dorset-based surgery.

Burton Surgery is due to close later this year after months of speculation about the future of the building.

In December last year, Christchurch Medical Practice announced plans to close its branches in Burton and Bransgore as part of a merger project.

Now, a spokesperson for Burton Surgery said: “The anticipated closure date for Burton Surgery is 30 August 2024 and we do not currently expect this to change.

“We would like to reassure patients registered with the Christchurch Medical Practice that services will continue as normal for the time being and that they do not currently need to do anything to continue to access services; they will also remain patients and do not need to re-register on the closure of the Burton site.

“There has been incorrect information circulating locally. Given this, we would ask people to contact the practice directly if they have any questions in order to help ensure patients and other local residents are receiving the correct information leading up to the closure.

“We will not be commenting further on the future use of the site.”

Burton Surgery is located in Salisbury Road, Christchurch.