A NEW ear, nose and throat service is being launched in Halton.
It will start in Widnes on Wednesday, June 25 and in Runcorn later in the summer.
The easy to access service will offer both morning and evening appointments up to 8pm for patients at a range of convenient local health centres and clinics in the borough.
The service will strive to diagnose patients at their first appointment and patients will be able to access a range of treatments such as biopsies, polypectomy, diagnostic audiology, flexible laryngoscopy and endoscopy.
Patients who visit the service, which has been commissioned by Halton Clinical Commissioning Group, will also benefit from always seeing the same doctor at every appointment.
Dr Rakesh Chopra, a GP with wide experience in the field of community ENT practice, will be managing the service for Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust in Widnes and Runcorn.
He said: “Bridgewater is delighted to be launching a new ear, nose and throat Service in Halton. The trust has already run a successful ear, nose and throat service in St Helens for the past 10 years which has high patient satisfaction rates.
“We aim to use our skills and experience from managing this successful service to deliver a high quality and convenient ear, nose and throat service for the people of Widnes and Runcorn.”
Patients interested in finding out more about the new service should speak to their local GP about a referral.
If you are interested in finding out more about the new Ear, Nose and Throat Service being provided in Halton by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust please speak to your local GP about a referral.
If you are a local GP or practice nurse, you can find out more about the new service at an education event being held at 6.15pm on Wednesday, July 2 at Everglades Hotel in Widnes.
To book your place at this event, call Claire Fagan on 0151 290 4631 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.