Throughout the past number of years, the Trust’s town centre premises have become unfit for purpose making clinical work difficult to carry out.
Seeking to resolve this issue, the Trust will be moving the three services currently based at Chequer Road to the following locations:
- Audiology will move less than two miles away to The Sandringham Practice (Sandringham Road, Intake, Doncaster, and South Yorkshire, DN2 5JH)
- Mammography (also known as breast screening) and Children’s Speech and Language Therapy will move less than a third of a mile to Devonshire House (Cavendish Court, South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DJ).
The above services will close their doors at their current location on Friday 27 March and will reopen at their new venues two days later on Monday 30 March.
The new clinic locations have been re-designed for the services which will be provided, to ensure a smooth continuation of access and care for patients. This includes the building of new sound rooms for Audiology, as well as the purchase of new Mammography equipment to improve and enhance screening for service-users.
Rebecca Joyce, Chief Operating Officer at DBTH, said: “As a Trust we have been planning this change for some time and we are committed to getting services right for our local residents.
“For a number of years we have faced challenges with our Chequer Road Clinic site and we believe that this move will ensure patients receive a much improved service within a more comfortable setting.”
Existing and new patients will be notified of the change of venues ahead of their appointments and contact numbers for the services will remain the same. Both new clinics will offer on-site car parking, as well as being accessible via regular bus routes.