Chief Executive opens new clinic

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Chief Executive Trish Armstrong-Child was guest of honour last month as the Sexual Health Service opened a new clinic at Fatima Health Centre in Preston.

The region’s sexual health clinics have been provided at Royal Preston Hospital since 1991 during which time the service has increased the availability of appointments and now offer clinics from Monday to Saturday, seeing more than 16,000 patients per year.

The Sexual Health Service is hosted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, this commitment to relocate the Preston ‘hub’ to larger, modern premises, demonstrates a commitment to improving public health in the Preston area. The new premises will support the team to provide high quality integrated sexual health care in a bright modern setting.

The new service will enhance the clinical offer to patients who live in Central Lancashire. Patients will still have the option of attending clinics at Avenham, Leyland and Chorley. The young people’s service for those under 25 will remain in the city centre at Talkwise, Urban Exchange Mount Street Preston.

Those patients without symptoms who wish to test for sexually transmitted infections can now request a postal kit via the website

For advice or information about the Central clinics please view the website or call 0300 1234 154 (option 2).

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