Reading-based Spire Dunedin Hospital has launched its first outreach facility in Henley-on-Thames to provide patients in Henley and the north of Reading with a more convenient place to be seen and in some cases treated.
The Henley Clinics will be based in a wing of The Bell Surgery in York Road close to the Town Centre. The long-established Bell Surgery started in Bell Street in 1909 and has been in purpose-built premises with easy access for disabled patients since 1992.
The clinics will initially run on a trial basis for patients with either private medical insurance or on a self-pay basis. It is envisaged that in the longer term, the clinics will also be able to accommodate NHS Choose and Book patients.
Hospital Director Margaret da Costa commented, "The main purpose of the new facility is to be able to offer a more locally based and convenient place for patients to see consultants in a first class clinical environment. Patients can be initially assessed and attend any-follow up appointments without having to travel around 10 miles to Reading. All diagnostics such as CT and MRI scans and theatre procedures will be carried out at Spire Dunedin Hospital."