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The scheme involves raising the beach level at Dawlish Warren by 2m, as well as removing gabions along the sand spit, upgrading the revetments, dredging and recharging the beach and reinforcing the neck of the sand spit. Read more... ...

Most the doctors aren't there half the time. It would be nice to see the same doctor every time you went. Instead, you get whoever is next available. You can, of course, make an appointment with a particular doctor in advance but the good ones are usually fully booked for weeks. There are two doctors I request another doctor when given an appointment with them.

BEE9
BEE9
6 days ago

The key word here is 'respondents' that is not everyone who attends or tries to get an appointment at the surgery. It is only the number of people who participated in the survey. Without a number for those who participated it is a little naive to assume the majority of people are happy with the services provided. Also being able to speak to someone at the surgery is not necessarily going to get ...

Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
1 week ago

"91% of respondents were able to get an appointment or speak to someone".    Doesn't that mean that nearly 1 in 10 people couldn't?  It's a doctors surgery, why else would you call?!

Morty Vicker
Morty Vicker
1 week ago

Positive news!! Stop the presses! This is the reality for nearly all users of the surgery, I'm pleased to say. The moaning minnies who have one of the rare poor experiences are entitled to their opinion, but they are far outnumbered by the silent and happy majority.

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
1 week ago

Among the surgeries rated in the recent GP Patient Survey is Barton Surgery in Dawlish. 91 per cent of respondents were able to get an appointment to see or speak to someone the last time they tried. Jenny Turner, strategic business manager at Barton Surgery said: "The results of the patient survey for Barton Surgery, as with many GP practices in Devon, shows how hard our GPs, nurses and ...

A man has been charged with attempted murder after an incident in Dawlish on Saturday 16th July. One man, aged 24 and from Dawlish was treated at the scene for a serious arm injury. He was initially taken to Torbay District Hospital but later transferred to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. His injuries, which are consistent with being shot with a crossbow, are described as potentially ...

A Westcountry building company is accused of safety failures which allegedly led to the death of a worker at a site in Dawlish. They relate to the death of employee John Small, from Liskeard, who died after being run down by a fork lift truck while working on a project at Secmaton Lane, Dawlish on June 28, 2013 Read more... ...

HOLIDAYMAKERS flocking to South Devon beaches this summer are being urged not to dig holes in the sand - because it poses a safety risk. They say craters can cause 'sand holes' which could potentially swallow up anyone who accidentally steps into them. Read more... ...

This is really sad news. I saw this show up at the Warren car boot sale field a few years back and it was great entertainment. I guess a daredevil show brings with it a massive amount of risk, but this sounds like a dreadful tragedy and you wonder if it could have been avoided.

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