A FORMER doctor's surgery which closed and left more than 3,000 patients without a permanent base is going up for auction.

Daneshouse Medical Centre in Old Hall Street, Burnley, will be up for sale through Pugh Auctions at an event in Salford next month with a guide price of £240,000.

The sale of the freehold for the centre, builty in 1999, includes a car park for 15 vehicles as well as CCTV, fire and intruder alarm and new boiler.

Following the closure of the surgery in August last year, patients had been receiving GP services from nearby Colne Road Surgery while NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) looked for a new provider.

But the contract between the CCG and Colne Road Surgery ended in March.

Currently, Burnley Group Practice is providing services for patients registered with Daneshouse until April next year.

CCG bosses are still searching for a new permanent base for patients.

The site will go under the hammer at AJ Bell Stadium in Salford on June 4 from 10.30am.

Last year, Daneshouse was branded ‘inadequate’ in a critical report by health watchdogs and put into special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Watchdogs identified a series of problems at the medical centre in Old Hall Street.

They said it was ‘inadequate’ for providing safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services.

Inspectors said that outcomes for patients with diabetes had either deteriorated or remained below local and national averages.

Patient feedback regarding the standard of care and treatment received and access to appointments was also lower than average.

Staff also did not feel supported or valued and inspectors also observed strained working relationships and that the practice was experiencing difficulties recruiting and retaining staff.

Quality of care for older people, people with long-term conditions, families, children and young people, people whose circumstances may make them vulnerable and people experiencing poor mental health were all rated ‘inadequate’.