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Surgery move sparks anger; Row left us no choice, claim health chiefs.

Byline: STEVE BAGNALL

Ms Capper said: "I am not going to comment on the dispute between Dr Husain and the health board, but this is not providing continuity of care for patients.

"We have had treatment from many different locums and are now being moved to a premises which is not up to standard.

"The local health board should have had a better strategy organised."

Another patient who did not wish to be named said: "Lots of people use the sexual health clinic from the local area. The Maelor is a long way to go."

at Crane Street, temporarily Street A WLHB spokesman said the move was temporary until a permanent solution was found. He added: "We were told we could no longer use the premises and we had to find an alternative quickly."

stevebagnall@dailypost.co.uk ANGRY patients yesterday criticised a health board after news a surgery at the centre of a long-running row is having to move.

The GP practice currently on Crane Street, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, is being temporarily moved to Well Street.

But it means the sexual health clinic there is having to move out and will be temporarily relocated at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Carol Capper, a patient at the surgery, said the dispute which sparked the move should have been sorted out months ago.

The surgery faced being shut in September 2008 following a row between its owners Asfa Husain and his wife Seema and Wrexham Local Health Board.

But following late talks between the two sides, it was agreed the practice would continue after a compromise was reached.

Mrs Husain was to remain manager of the practice which serves 3,000 patients.

The local health board took over the running of the practice with locums while the dispute was resolved by the Welsh Assembly Government. The GP practice Cefn Mawr, is moving to Well However 18 months on the dispute has still not been resolved and Wrexham Local Health Board chiefs said they have been told to move out.

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