PATIENTS have faced weeks of disruption following a blaze at Mossley Medical Practice.
It caused the closure of the building on Manchester Road and temporary transfer of services to Millbrook Medical Practice.Firelighters spent almost two hours tackling the blaze after being alerted at 7.25am on Wednesday, August 28.
They needed to use thermal image equipment and cutting gear as the fire was underneath floorboards.
Electricity North West were also called out to make the area safe.
Immediately after the blaze, the following message was posted on the practice’s website.
It read: “URGENT: Unfortunately there has been a fire at the practice and the practice will remain closed until further notice.
“Patients can still get through on the normal line 01457 833 315 and appointments can still be made. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
“Mossley Medical Practice offers primary care services to registered patients living within our catchment area, which includes Mossley, Carrbrook and parts of Heyrod as well as non-registered patients visiting, living in, or working in the area.”
That was followed by an email to patients saying the building would be closed for at least two weeks.
It continued: “We are pleased to say that nobody was hurt and there doesn’t appear to be any damage to the surrounding properties.
“Whilst the building is closed for repair, we are able to continue to provide our services as normal from Millbrook Medical Practice which is off Grove Road, Millbrook.
“For any enquires please ring the Mossley number 01457 833315 and your call will be re-directed.
“Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support.”
Anna Fox, corporate communications manager for gtd healthcare, said: “Restoration works organised by the landlord following the electrical fire are progressing well and we are aiming for the practice to re-open over the next few weeks.
“To ensure patients receive continuity of care, all services have been relocated to Millbrook Medical Practice. Our priority is to ensure patients receive the best possible care and we will keep patients informed of progress in due course.”
• The same day firefighters from Mossley, Ashton and Oldham were called to Waterton Lane, Mossley, to extinguish a mattress fire.
The firefighters, who needed breathing apparatus and used two hose reels to extinguish the blaze, were at the scene for 1hr 40min.
• Mossley firefighters were called to Audley Street, Mossley, on Thursday, August 29 at 7.35pm after a scooter had been set alight on waste land. They used a hose reel to deal with the blaze.
• They also dealt with a small grass fire on moorland close to Holmfirth Road above Dovestone Reservoir at 3.30pm on Tuesday, August 27.
They used a hose reel and were at the scene for only 15 minutes. The cause is unknown.