THE former 101 Practice in Troon that saw thousands of patients transferred after recruitment difficulties that the practice faced during last year, in now on the market.

In November last year, the doctor’s surgery on Portland Street had ‘trouble’ hiring doctors following the retirement of two partners and the resignation of the two remaining GPs and as such, it led to NHS Ayrshire and Arran taking over the management in April, and subsequently closing, forcing 6,000 patients to be transferred to two neighbouring practices - causing a “crisis situation” for patients.

Speaking at the time, local councillor Peter Convery – acting as a member of the public – said: “We are in a crisis situation which has come down the road very, very rapidly and we don’t have a lot of time.”

However, as of May this year, the 6,000 patients were transferred to the two-remaining surgery’s in Troon, and now Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is offering the former surgery for offers over £350,000.

Kevin Bell, Partner at Shepherd’s Ayr office, said: “Although previously a surgery, the building is suited to a variety of alternative uses. 

“As such, we anticipate keen interest in the property.”