Cumbernauld’s Kenilworth Treatment Rooms to move to Central Health Centre from late January
Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:55 GMT on Friday 11th January, 2013.
CUMBERNAULD Treatment Room services at the town’s Kenilworth Medical Centre will be transferring to Cumbernauld Central Health Centre from Monday 21st January 2013.
The move is the next stage of modernising the NHS Lanarkshire Treatment Room Service, creating additional appointments for patients across Cumbernauld. Following the transfer, treatment room services will no longer be available at Kenilworth Medical Centre.
The new treatment rooms at Central Health Centre, Cumbernauld, are part of a modern, custom-designed facility which will provide both phlebotomy (taking bloods) and treatment appointments.
The NHS Lanarkshire Treatment Room Service offers a wide range of practical hands-on treatments such as injections, leg ulcer management, wound management and dressings.
Ross McGuffie, Locality Service Manager, North Locality, said: “The new treatment room suite is already providing a high-quality service to patients of Central Health Centre GP practices and patients at Craigmarloch Health Centre. It is a first class facility staffed by specialist treatment room nurses and phlebotomists. The new service has been very well received and we look forward to expanding it to include patients from Kenilworth.”
New Treatment Room Service arrangements are being introduced across Cumbernauld in three stages.
From Monday 10th December, the new treatment room suite was made available to patients of the two Central Health Centre GP practices and patients at Craigmarloch Health Centre.
Treatment room services are available at Craigmarloch two-and-a-half days a week on Tuesdays 9am-1pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-5pm. The Tuesday opening times will be extended to 8am-1pm later this year.
The second stage is the forthcoming transfer of Kenilworth Medical Centre patients to the new treatment room suite at Central Health Centre.
The third and final stage will take place later in 2013 when patients across the rest of Cumbernauld are able to access the new treatment room suite at Central Health Centre. At this time the existing treatment rooms at Abronhill, Condorrot and Kildrum health centres will move to a part-time service opening two-and-a-half days a week.
All patients across Cumbernauld will continue to have full access to the Treatment Room Service during the change-over period. Anyone needing to access the service can be referred by their GP, district nurse or by health staff at an acute hospital.
The new treatment room arrangements will also free up district nursing staff from providing treatment room services which will enable them to focus on the care of housebound patients and those with complex needs.
NHS Lanarkshire is linking closely with GP practices to ensure the smooth implementation of treatment room changes, which follow a review of the service that was carried during 2011.
NHS Lanarkshire has also been working jointly with the Save Cumbernauld Treatment Rooms Action Committee to make sure people in Cumbernauld are informed about and have the chance to feedback on the introduction of the new service.
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