New sexual health centre opens

03 March 2009

The Trust’s new sexual health centre—56 Dean Street—opened its doors to patients for the first time on Monday 2 March.

346-dean-street-outside.jpgThe Trust’s new sexual health centre—56 Dean Street—opened its doors to patients for the first time on Monday 2 March.

This state-of-the-art HIV and sexual health centre, located in the heart of Soho, offers a full range of services.

It will open two evenings a week as well as Saturdays, making it one of only two NHS sexual health centres in London to offer Saturday opening (the other being Chelsea and Westminster’s West London Centre for Sexual Health).

Dr Alan McOwan, Service Director at 56 Dean Street, says: “Our aim has been to create a space that will stand the test of time and a centre that moves firmly away from the sterile and dull environments that are all too often associated with sexual health clinics and services.

“The colours, finishes and quality of materials and furnishings have created an inviting, comfortable, reassuring and stylish environment.

“Within the building, services and the use of the latest technology have been designed to streamline the flow of those visiting which will help reduce the amount of time that people have to spend sitting around waiting.

“We are very excited about the opening of 56 Dean Street. It will provide a fantastic opportunity for us to improve the sexual health of people living and working in Soho.”

See www.56deanstreet.nhs.uk for full details of services and opening hours.