1. ITV Report

Twenty-five GP surgeries shut across Wales since 2015

Bromfield Medical Centre was the most recent surgery to close in Wales. Credit: Google Maps

Twenty-five GP surgeries have closed in Wales between October 2015 and March 2019, according to the British Medical Association.

Many more surgeries are said to be "at risk" of closure.

GP surgeries are classified as "at risk".

The most recent to close its doors was Bromfield Medical Centre in Mold, known by patients as Dr Tom's, which shut suddenly on Thursday with "immediate effect".

Sheila Lloyd and her 61-year-old mother Kathleen Roscoe have been patients there since it first opened in 1990. The pair from Deeside said they are "shocked and upset" and unsure of what to do next.

It was family orientated. You felt part of the family and you got a welcome when you went in, they knew all about you...

Dr Sekela is lovely, absolutely marvellous, wonderful...

I feel devastated to see it close. It's very hard to find a doctor that you feel comfortable with... These big surgeries don't have that personal touch that they have. I really don't want to go to another doctor. I want to see my own GP.

– Kathleen Roscoe
Kathleen Roscoe said she has been left Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

We have been notified of the closure with immediate effect of the Bromfield Medical Centre, Mold owned by Dr Sekela Mwambingu.

We have made arrangements to ensure patients continue to have a service and access to a GP. Patients of the practice will receive a letter as soon as possible to give further information. We are also supporting staff at the practice at this difficult time.

– Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board statement