NHS pumps investment into north Watford clinic

Posted: December 22 2015

Watford patients are being invited to have their say about community services proposals

NHS pumps investment into north Watford clinic

Richard Harrington MP on a visit to Avenue Clinic earlier this year

A big investment to improve Avenue Clinic in north Watford will see a major facelift of the building and a number of new services provided in state-of-the-art facilities.

Avenue Clinic is undergoing extensive refurbishment and will provide greatly improved patient facilities, including 11 new clinic rooms.  A number of services are planning to move to Avenue Clinic which will enable staff to work closer together to deliver joined-up and responsive care to patients and service users living in north Watford. 

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, which provides adult and children’s community services across the county, will host two drop in sessions in early January to provide service users with the opportunity to discuss proposals to move services from Garston Clinic to Avenue Clinic and Peace Children’s Centre in Watford.

Julie Hoare, Director of Operations, said: “We want to continue to provide our patients with the best care possible and to do this we need to make sure our services are in the right location with access to great facilities.

“To achieve this we need to make a range of changes, including moving some services and improving the buildings we work from as well as increasing the support we provide in people’s homes.

“Before any final decisions are made we are engaging with service users and the general public so they can tell us what matters to them. I encourage people to come along to our coffee session to find out more.”

The sessions will take place at Garston Clinic on:

Friday 8 January 2016 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Tuesday 12 January 2016 from 5pm to 6pm

You can read more information online at http://www.hct.nhs.uk/get-involved/listening/ 

You can also give your views online by clicking here.

If you are a journalist or media representative requiring further information contact our communications team on (01707) 388148 or via communications@hct.nhs.uk