First Patient to get Pre-Operative Assessment at CCHC

The first patient to have their Pre-Operative Assessment carried out at Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre has described it as “a great idea.”

Jacqueline Munn, who attended the very first Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic at the Healthcare Centre on 2nd April 2014, added: “It’s so convenient to be able to attend the clinic here rather than having to travel to Larbert, especially as I live in Alloa. It just makes much more sense”.

The Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic is one of a number of new outpatient clinics now being held at Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre in Sauchie as part of wider plans to improve access and deliver more health services closer to home.

Other clinics which stated this week included maternity pre-booking clinics which are held on Tuesday and Friday mornings.  These clinics are for patients who have self referred to the Maternity Service from the Clackmannanshire area where they have a history and bloods samples taken.

A number of other clinics are due to start in the coming weeks include Diabetic Retinal Screening which begins the first week of May 2014 and will take place every Monday.  Epilepsy clinics will be held on the first Tuesday of every month from the start of May 2014 and additional dermatology clinics are due to start in the in the next few months.

The new clinics will improve access and reduce travelling time for thousands of local patients and complement the wide range of existing health services provided at Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre where around 30,000 outpatient appointments take place each year.