Kerry Beadling Barron December 17, 2019

Kind health workers welcome lonely residents into GP surgery this Christmas

Lonely people in Mansfield can spend Christmas with friendly healthcare staff this year after a local GP surgery decided to open its doors.

The Oak Tree Lane Surgery in Mansfield will welcome anyone that would normally spend Christmas alone to its practice on Christmas Day this year from 9am to 12pm.

This is not the first year the practice will be opening its doors. It also opened last year for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Practice Manager Nicola Ryan said: “We know the winter months are very hard for the homeless but it is also hard for vulnerable, isolated and frail people.

“We do not want anyone in our community to spend Christmas alone.

“That is why we are inviting anyone who would be by themselves on Christmas Day to join us for some company and cheer.”

Staff will be providing hot and cold drinks, cakes, crackers a quiz and a game of Bingo.

If anyone would like to donate prizes for the games or a small gift to pass on to visitors they can drop this in at either Oak Tree Lane Surgery or Rosemary Street Health Centre.

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If you have any queries about this please contact Kerry Beadling-Barron, Director of Communications and Engagement at Mid-Nottinghamshire ICP on Kerry.beadling-barron@nhs.net