AN EXTRA doctor has been called in to provide cover at a busy surgery, after one of its GPs unexpectedly died.
Dr Joe Montgomery, who was based at The Green, West Drayton, died on June 23, with the causes yet to be established.
Dr Chris Jowett, a GP at the busy surgery, said: "The practice would like to express our condolences to Joe's family and friends at this very sad time.
"The last few days have been very difficult for colleagues and patients at the surgery but we have taken on additional locum support so that our normal service can be maintained."
Yi Mien Koh, chief executive of NHS Hillingdon said: "We were saddened to hear that Dr Joe Montgomery had passed away, and our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and patients."
Dr Montgomery's funeral will take place at St Margaret of Antioch Church, in Iver Heath, today (7/7) at 2pm.