A £2m major refurbishment has begun at a Whitechapel sexual health centre that sees around 40,000 people each year. Opening in June, every area of the Ambrose King Centre will be upgraded to improve patient access and experience, as well as enhance the overall look and feel of the building.
The refurbishment is part of ongoing improvements to sexual health services which has increased the number of clinics across North East London, including the recent launch of the Sir Ludwig Guttmann centre of excellence in Stratford.
The Ambrose King Centre will continue to remain open throughout the refurbishment.
The redevelopment will allow for:
- Creation of a new open plan entrance and waiting areas with options for self-check-in to improve access and confidentiality at reception
- Revamped clinical space across the ground floor and first floor, new lighting, flooring and washrooms and sample collection facilities
- Increased joint contraception with testing and treatment of STIs available throughout the clinical space
- Better access for patients with disabilities
- Air conditioning and heating throughout clinical areas
- Improved teaching functions with webinar equipment for sessions with our health partners
Dr Andy Williams, sexual health consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust said: “We’re delighted to be able to improve sexual health services for local people in Whitechapel. Our new fully accessible, fresh environment with innovative digital services alongside increased partnership working with other services will all benefit patients.”
For further information on changes to clinics and the location of services following improvements taking place across east London please visit alleast.nhs.uk