HEALTH bosses say they are dedicated to working on a new surgery after a practice was forced to closed after the building became unsafe.

Back in November, Doctor Subrata Basu senior partner at Knights Surgery, Knights, Laindon was told to vacate the premises by the Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group.

The doctor said the walls of the building were cracking and the floors were sinking.

The worried health professional said at the time it had been an ongoing issue and he was expecting a new centre to be built to relocate the service with about 3,000 patients.

Now bosses at Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commission Group say they are working hard to find a new site for a new centre as well as working with Swan Housing on the new medical centre being built as part of the major new Laindon £50m shopping centre.

A spokesman for Basildon and Brentwood CCG said: “We are currently working with the GP partners at Knights Surgery around the provision of an alternative site. An announcement will be made once we have a clear agreement around the site, and likely timescales for them to commence providing services from there.

“Equally, we have recommenced the planning and development process with the partner organisations around the new Laindon Health Centre.”

When the Knights Surgery was forced to shut all its patients were moved to nearby Fryerns Medical Centre, as a temporarily measure.

Mr Basu previously said the building was falling apart and that there were cracks all over the walls and that the floors had become uneven and had sunken and that 800 patients joined a petition to get a new centre built.