£6m health facility in Hemel Hempstead officially opens on 11 May
02 May 18 - 01 May 19
The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre, managed in partnership by Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is being officially opened on Friday 11 May at 11am by The Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP.
The new facility in Hemel Hempstead town centre offers a range of community mental and physical health services for adults and children and brings the expertise of many different health care professionals all together under one roof. This makes it easier for them to share knowledge and to provide more holistic and joined up care for local patients, service users, carers and families.
Adult services provided at the centre include community mental health services, diabetes care, nutrition and dietetics, a leg ulcer clinic and specialist mental health care for older people. Children’s services offered include Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), community dentistry, audiology, speech and language therapy and children’s therapy. The adult and children’s services are on dedicated floors, making it easy for patients to find them.
HPFT’s chief executive Tom Cahill said: “Mental and physical health are very closely linked. This joint project is part of our wider vision to continue to innovate, offering treatment and facilities of the very highest quality. Working together and sharing our expertise will provide more integrated care, improving the overall experience and wellbeing for our service users.”
Clare Hawkins, Acting Chief Executive at HCT said: “We are really excited to be working together to provide physical and mental health services side by side. The Marlowes Health & Wellbeing Centre is a fantastic building with up to date facilities for our patients, service users and staff. We are already planning other similar centres in Hertfordshire which will bring together a range of health and social care services.”
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