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Woman told to find new GP because her journey is killing the planet

by | 10th, April 2012

AVRIL  Mulcahy, 83, reportedly, has been advsied to find a new GP because her existing surgery is concerned about her health and, moreover, the health of the planet.

Five doctors at the West Road Surgery in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, signed a letter voicing their concerns over the patient’s “green travelling issues”. Her two-mile round-trip is a hazard to one and all. As such, Mrs Mulcahy, should register with a new GP within 28 days.
The letter states:

“Our greatest concern is for your health and convenience but also taking into consideration green travelling issues. Re: Carbon footprints and winter weather conditions, we feel it would be advisable for patients to register at surgeries nearer to where they live. We would be very grateful if you could make the necessary arrangements to re-register at another practice.”

Says Mrs Mulcahy:

“When I read through the letter, I found it absolutely ridiculous they were saying the reason was to decrease their carbon footprint. I have been a patient at the practice for 30 years now, and there has never been any problem. To be treated like this, just because I live too far away or for what I feel is a reaction to my complaint, is disgraceful. It feels like they are just coming up with an excuse to get rid of me.”

Of course, those winter weather conditions are getting balmier thanks to man-made global warming – well, so goes the message…



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