Chase Farm urgent care moves tonight

4 August 2015

The urgent care centre at Chase Farm Hospital is due to move tonight (4 August) to its new location opposite the Hunters Way entrance to the site.

A number of services, including the older person’s assessment unit and the blood test clinic, have already been relocated elsewhere on site. These moves are required to make room for building work on the multi-million pound new hospital proposed by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

The urgent care centre, which provides a walk-in service for minor illness and injuries such as sprains, strains and broken bones, will remain open during the normal hours (8am to 10pm) throughout the move.

Fiona Jackson, Chase Farm Hospital director, said “We want to assure everyone that the urgent care centre is open as usual, and will continue to provide a valuable walk-in service for local people.”

Once the urgent care centre has moved, it will remain in place until it is due to move into the proposed new building, planned to open in spring 2018.

More information on the service moves this summer can be found on the trust’s website: www.royalfree.nhs.uk/chasefarm

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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.

The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London.