More than 80% of patients at a closing Aberdeen GP practice have been found new surgeries, a health and social care meeting heard yesterday.
Around 4,500 users of the Rosemount Medical Group are being moved to other clinics in the city ahead of the closure in January.
Yesterday the integrated joint board (IJB) of the Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership met to discuss progress.
They were informed that more than 80% of patients have now been given places, and will receive a letter in the coming weeks.
The first set due to move early next month, with the whole plan expected to cost nearly £150,000.
The closure has been prompted by the retirement of two doctors and the team have been unable to recruit anyone to fill the void.
It is the latest in a string of GP practices across the city to run into staffing difficulties, after uncertainty at Torry Medical Practice and Brimmond Medical Group.
IJB board member Faith Robertson-Foy, who is also on the Rosemount and Mile End Community Council, said she had concerns about the distance patients may be sent, pointing out that there was currently only one bus service in Rosemount.
Ms Robertson-Foy cares for her elderly father and has struggled taking him to appointments.
She said: “I have concerns especially for any patients going to Elmbank.
“The surgery is a long walk from the bus stop… there are lots of bushes there so I’m not sure people will feel safe on the walk.
“In winter I’m worried the path will be like an ice rink.”
She suggested a shuttle bus service is put in place.
IJB chairman Jonathan Passmore said discussions were ongoing with the city council and First Bus.