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New private GP service launches in Hendon

JDoc at BMI The Garden Hospital - left to right: Kim McRae - Executive Director of The Garden Hospital, Cllr Barry Evangeli - The Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet, Dr Walter Abelman - JDoc GP and Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz

BMI The Garden Hospital yesterday announced the launch of JDoc, its new private GP service, with an event attended by its consultants, staff and prominent members of the local Hendon community.


The purpose built JDoc suite, in the Sunny Garden Road hospital, will provide the local community with a sensitive, confidential and patient focused service from a team of dedicated GPs that deliver the highest standards of medical care. The new JDoc service, set up in partnership with The Garden Hospital and Dr Walter Abelman, will deliver an affordable service that offers the advantages of shorter waiting times and more convenient opening hours, complimented by access to onward referral to The Garden Hospitals acute healthcare services.


At the event Dr Abelman was joined by the internationally recognised lecturer and author Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz, who helped unveil the new unit. Speaking after the event Rabbi Tatz commented, “Walter has been a friend, colleague and my family GP for many years. In this time I have come to respect and admire a man who truly puts his patients at the centre of everything he does. When asked to help launch this new service I was only too delighted and hope that Walter’s service to the local Hendon community continues for many years to come.”


Dr Abelman started his career as a GP in 1995 and has been working in the North London community ever since. JDoc, which was set up as a virtual service in 2006, has found a permenant base at The Garden Hospital and will help expand the hospital’s acute healthcare services into the field of general medicine. The service will be made up of weekday, evening and weekend surgeries and the unit’s GPs will be on call and able to make make visits to a patients home should an emergency arise.


During the launch event Dr Abelman commented, “JDoc and The Garden Hospital aim  to promote the health and well-being of our residents by providing access to a service that truly understands their medical needs. Delivering a more inimate service our GPs will be able to invest more time into our patients, really allowing us to get to the heart of any problems and put their patients minds at ease.”


Kim McRae, Executive Director at The Garden Hospital said: “This new GP service significantly enhances the breadth of quality care we already offer at The Garden Hospital. Patients now have access to healthcare, backed up by the our reputation and dedicated team of staff,  that covers every stage of the patient pathway. On behalf of everyone at The Garden Hospital I would like to welcome Dr Abelman and his colleagues to The Garden Hospital team.”

Private hospital news : 16 September 2011

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