Abronhill Treatment Rooms service shake-up
Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 18:03 GMT on Tuesday 26th February, 2013.
ABRONHILL’S treatment room services have moved to new opening hours from yesterday (Monday 25th February).
NHS Lanarkshire has announced that treatment room services at Abronhill Health Centre, Cumbernauld, moved to new opening hours from Monday 25th February 2013.
The move is the next stage of modernising the NHS Lanarkshire Treatment Room Service, creating additional appointments for patients across Cumbernauld.
Patients at Abronhill will also be able to attend the new treatment suite at Central Health Centre, Cumbernauld, from the same date.
The new Central Health Centre treatment rooms 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.
From 25th February, Abronhill Health Centre will offer phlebotomy on Mondays 9am to 1pm with a treatment room nurse available on Tuesdays and Fridays 9am to 5pm.
Changes to treatment room arrangements at Kildrum Health Centre will be introduced on 11 March, Condorrat Health Centre on 25 March and Craigmarloch Health Centre on 1 April.
Ross McGuffie, Locality Service Manager, North Locality, said: “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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