The Royal Free London has confirmed the dates when a number of services at Chase Farm Hospital will move elsewhere on the Chase Farm site over the next month.
The urgent care centre, which provides a walk-in service for minor injuries and illnesses, will move overnight on 4 August; from 5 August it will be located immediately opposite the Hunters Way entrance to the hospital site. Opening hours will remain unaffected.
Moving clinical services this summer means that once construction work starts on the new hospital there will be minimal disruption to patient care for the duration of the building works.
The list of services due to move and their move dates are:
- older person’s assessment unit (20 July 2015)
- sleep and lung functions clinic (22 July 2015)
- rheumatology out-patients (23 July 2015)
- blood clinic (24 July 2015)
- urgent care centre (4 August 2015)
- paediatric out-patients (4 August 2015)
- GP out of hours service (5 August 2015)
- ante-natal clinic (6 August 2015)
- gynaecology and colposcopy clinic (6 August 2015)
The services will then remain in place until they move to the new hospital building in 2018.
David Sloman, chief executive of the Royal Free London, said “We will be carrying out these moves in a way that will have minimal impact on patients. For example we are moving the urgent care centre overnight so that it will remain fully open on the days immediately before and after its relocation."
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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.