MP praises Avenue Clinic refurbishment work

Posted: January 26 2016

Watford MP, Richard Harrington, visited Avenue Clinic to take a look at how a £250,000 refurbishment is coming along.

MP praises Avenue Clinic refurbishment work

MP Richard Harrington with Capital Planning Manager, Sam Davda and Chief Executive, David Law.

Health Visiting, Bladder and Bowel Care, Heart Failure, Podiatry and Children’s Speech and Language Therapy clinics are planned to move to The Avenue from Garston Clinic, about a mile away.

His guides around the building, much of which is a building site, were David Law, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s Chief Executive and Sam Davda, Capital Planning Manager.

Mr Harrington said: “The work being carried out here is very impressive. I’m told in nine weeks’ time there will be 11 clinical rooms here instead of the present four. This will greatly enhance the service patients in the area will enjoy in the future.”

David Law also spoke with Mr Harrington about topical issues within the NHS. David said: “One of the things we are trying to push is that staff that meet patients on a regular basis take on more responsibility for resolving issues rather that pushing problems up the management chain.”

Mr Harrington also metTinu Fakoya,Programme Manager for the Diabetic Retinal Screening Service. The MP said: “Management is about creating the right environment for all staff to do the job properly. Tinu said: “If staff can resolve an issue with a particular patient that is much better than it going up one level.”

Work started on 11 January and is expected to take a total of 10 weeks. During this time patients services will continue to be delivered from the site.

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