Bethesda was a place in the Bible where Christ healed a lame man and means literally 'house of mercy'.
The practice originated in Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate in the 1920s, moving to 77 Cornwall Gardens in 1969 and most recently (December 2003) to Palm Bay Avenue where today it offers 12 consulting rooms, six treatment rooms and a number of support personnel/services such as district nurses, counsellors, ophthalmologists, physiotherapists, minor operations and more.
The practice is also a recognised training centre for medical students and GPs on vocational development.
All the Doctors follow General Medical Council (GMC) guidance which recognises the need to include spiritual factors when assessing a patient. The Partners feel that the offer of talking to you on spiritual matters is of great benefit. If you do not wish this, this is your right and will not affect your medical care.
Please tell the doctor (or drop a note to the Practice Manager) if you do not wish to speak on matters of faith.