ANDOVER War Memorial Hospital will soon be offering a new evening and weekend GP service to registered patients in Andover, Whitchurch and Stockbridge.

Patients will be able to visit the hospital-based service, stationed next to the Minor Injuries Unit, from 5-8pm on weekdays and 8am-noon on weekends. 

North West Hampshire MP Kit Malthouse will officially open the clinic on Friday 10, November.

The service has been funded by NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will be run by the local GP Federation, Mid Hampshire Healthcare, with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust providing the space.

Patients will be able to book a routine appointment via their own GP surgeries or via NHS 111 when clinics are closed. 

Hampshire Hospitals chief executive Alex Whitfield said: “We are delighted to be able to host this extended hours service at Andover War Memorial Hospital, giving more people the chance to see a GP. We have a long history of working with our GP partners and are always looking for new ways of collaborating to provide the best possible service for the people of Hampshire."

Mid Hampshire Healthcare clinical director Dr Ben Inglis said: “We are all really looking forward to providing this excellent new service for local people.”