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New year, new clinic for Seacroft

Pat Oxley, first patient at Seacroft Clinic cutting the ribbon at the reopening of the clinic alongside Councillor Abigail Katung, Councillor David Jenkins and Leeds Community Healthcare’s Sam Prince, Executive Director of Operations and Bryan Machin, ExeLeeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) has reopened Seacroft Clinic today following a year of major renovations to improve the facilities for the local community.

The refurbishments have made facilities much better for both patients and staff to meet the growing demands of the local area. Accessibility is at the forefront of the new clinic, with a new mobility friendly entrance through the car park and a disabled access lift inside. There is a bright and cheerful colour scheme and dementia friendly signage throughout the building. It also has twelve new clinical rooms, 25 hot desks for flexible working, making it easier for clinical care teams to work out in the community and return to base. The building has been built with sustainability in mind and has a solar panelled roof to supplement the building’s energy use and reduce its carbon footprint. 

Pat Oxley from Crossgates, was the first patient to attend an appointment at the clinic. She had the honour of officially cutting the red ribbon and reopening the clinic today (Tuesday 3 January). She has been attending Seacroft Clinic for five years and attends two days per week. She said: “I think it looks marvellous now. It’s so spacious and light. It has better disabled access and is more comfortable in the waiting area. It is a privilege to reopen the clinic.”

Councillor Abigail Marshall Katung, Chair of Scrutiny Board (Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles) attended the reopening and said: “What an excellent way to start the year with the reopening of Seacroft Clinic. On behalf of the Council a huge thank you to all the staff and patients. I really hope the clinic is all that you wanted it to be.”

Sam Prince, Executive Director of Operations at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We are proud to have invested in the refurbishment of Seacroft Clinic. The renovations have really transformed the clinic which now offers an improved patient experience and will also benefit our staff that work there. I’d like to thank everyone involved over the past 12 months, supporting our plans to make Seacroft Clinic a great facility for the local community.”

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