The hub, which provides extended and out of hours GP services, is moving from its current location at Park Surgery in Linthorpe Road to a modern, purpose-built facility at the Bluebell Medical Centre in Acklam.
Out of hours services will start operating from the new premises after 10pm on Saturday 7 July, whilst extended hours provision will begin from 8am on Sunday 8 July.
The move will provide a number of benefits for patients and staff including:
- Being based in a quieter area
- Use of a new purpose-built facility
- Being situated on the ground floor
- Ample free car parking
- Being located on a main bus route into the town centre
Mandy Headland, Director of Operations for ELM Alliance Ltd, which runs the STAR Service, said:
“Having listened to feedback from staff and patients, Bluebell Medical Centre provides a much better location.
“The brand new building is a ground floor venue in a quieter area with improved security. It’s also well situated to meet the current level of patient demand in the town.
“As with all our STAR hubs, this is not a walk-in service. Appointments can only be booked via a patient’s own GP surgery, online via own GP surgery website or urgent appointments by calling NHS 111.”
For more information on the STAR service visit www.southteesaccessresponse.nhs.uk