Firstly, I'd like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who read and comment on Lurking about SE11. I've now returned for 2011. As usual, there's lots of news and a full time job so don't expect any long posts until a little later in the week, as I need to read and catch up on local issues. In the meantime...
You should all be aware that the NHS Hurley Clinic on Kennington Road has suffered some sort of serious flood, involving sewerage if the smell is anything to go by, and was (when I last checked) being pumped out and repaired. They are seeing only emergency patients and are asking people to rebook non-urgent appointments. They are still issuing prescriptions, but you might have to wait. The clinic is expected to be out of action for two days (but it looks as though they're going to need new carpet, so it might be longer). To their credit, the Hurley Clinic have set up a very tiny waiting room, and have people wandering around wearing bin bags on their feet, but there are queues of patients all being patient and sitting outside of the doctors' offices so if you're due to attend imminently, it might be worth trying to swap to the linked Riverside surgery in Vauxhall or something.
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