An innovative new service at the Creggan Healthy Living Centre has seen such success during its introductory phase that it has been renewed for another two months.
The ‘On the Right Road’ walk-in clinic is the result of a partnership between the Old Library Trust and the Western Health and Social Care Trust.
Seamas Heaney, Director of the Creggan Healthy Living Centre, says the clinics throughout January have proven a great success.
“This is a new approach, delivering services to people’s doorsteps to increase access to professional information, advice and support on the health issues impacting on their daily lives so that they can live better.
“The approach is in line with the aims and objectives of the NHS policy ‘Making Life Better’ which seeks to make services more accessible for people in the community by supporting and empowering them to make the best life choices with the support of local health professionals. The aim is to create the right environment for people to take greater control over their lives and be enabled and supported to improve their health andwell-being by providing better access for people who have concerns about their physical or mental health or who are suffering longterm or age related conditions.”
The Healthy Living Centre Director added: “The service was introduced in January this year and the response to date has been encouraging for both the adult and children’s sessions.”
The ‘On the Right Road’ service is continuing through February and March with the next session dealing specifically with concerns about children’s development and health issues.
“Those with concerns about their child’s development, are invited to come along to the next Walk-In Health Clinic at the Healthy Living Centre on Thursday, February 25th between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.