10/05/2024 | Press releases

New clinic opens in Woodbridge

A new community clinic will give patients the flexibility to book appointments to suit them and receive better one-to-one care.

The Woodbridge Integrated Nursing Team (INT), based at Riduna Park, has converted an old office space into a clinic, featuring a gym, two nursing rooms and space for Suffolk County Council’s occupational therapy team.

This will allow non-housebound patients the opportunity to book appointments at the clinic convenient to them, rather than them sitting at home waiting for a nurse to visit.

Georgia Chimbani, director of adult and community services at Suffolk County Council, cuts the ribbon, watched by Woodbridge INT manager Nikki Pemberton and Woodbridge INT lead nurse Heather Thompson.

Georgia Chimbani, director of adult and community services at Suffolk County Council, cuts the ribbon, watched by Woodbridge INT manager Nikki Pemberton and Woodbridge INT lead nurse, Heather Thompson.

ESNEFT teams such as community nursing and physiotherapists will be based there, as will the leg clinic which was previously held at Framfield House. In addition, basic procedures such as PICC line maintenance and routine catheter changes can be administered there.

Opposite the clinic is Woodbridge INT’s new, two-floor office space which will house community nursing colleagues, SYSTMOne staff, primary care network colleagues, therapy staff and social workers from Suffolk County Council.

Heather Thompson, lead nurse for the Integrated Nursing Team,  said: “It will allow us to provide better holistic assessments as we can have more control over the timing of our appointments, meaning if a patient has complex needs, we can provide them the time to explore these and provide patient education around self-management.

“We will also be saving time as Woodbridge is a massive rural area and it can sometimes take us 45 minutes to get to one patient. The new clinic will allow patients to book appointments at set times, in a cleaner, safer environment.”

Woodbridge Integrated Nursing Team manager, Nikki Pemberton, said: “This is part and parcel of working together and trying to do the best we can for the people of Woodbridge.”

The clinic is being leased for Woodbridge INT by Suffolk County Council, and was opened by Georgia Chimbani, director of adult and community services at Suffolk County Council.

Back to top
Translate »