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Mayor Opens New Children’s Outpatient Facilities

Newsdate: 25 October 2013

Pictured (from the Left): WWL Chairman Les Higgins, The Mayoress of Wigan Janet Lumley, The Mayor of Wigan Councillor Billy Rotherham, WWL Clinical Director of Child Health Dr Mark RobinsonWrightington, Wigan & Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust has officially opened its new paediatric outpatient unit at the Thomas Linacre Centre on Parsons Walk, close to Mesnes Park.

His Worshipful The Mayor of Wigan Councillor Billy Rotherham joined children, parents, WWL executives and paediatric staff to celebrate the official opening of the £1.2 million facility with a plaque unveiling ceremony.
“Our wonderful new paediatric outpatient facilities exceed the expectations of children and their families by providing high quality paediatric healthcare within the community,” says Dr. Mark Robinson, WWL Clinical Director for Child Health.

“Children and young people have unique care needs and need to be cared for in an environment that promotes their well being. Now the children and young people in Wigan Borough have access to excellent new facilities for paediatric healthcare thanks to this facility funded by Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.”

The new paediatric clinic at the Thomas Linacre Centre provides care for infants, children and adolescents from aged 0-16 years old and offers five treatment rooms for paediatric care Pictured: The Mayor of Wigan Councillor Billy Rotherham, WWL Clinical Director of Child Health Dr Mark Robinson and Wigan Warrior Mascot Mighty Max with children at the Thomas Linacre Centre Paediatrics Outpatient departmentalongside a clean utility room.

“The NHS in Wigan has provided quality healthcare for local children for over 60 years,” said The Mayor of Wigan. “The dedicated and skilled paediatric doctors, nurses and staff – both at Wigan Infirmary and here at the Thomas Linacre Centre - are commended for their devotion to the health and wellbeing of our children and young people.“

Refurbishment of the new Paediatric Outpatients Department has been designed specifically to ensure the highest standards of privacy and safety for children and parents, who began using the new facility during the summer.

“Our new improved paediatric services centre around a comfortable environment for children, families and staff, who were heavily involved in choosing furnishings and designing the layout,” added Dr Robinson.

The main waiting area has been designed to bring the outside in with a kite sculpture as the focal point with cloud seating areas, hills and sky and bird murals.  There is also a games console to keep teenagers occupied, disguised within the sunshine feature.

Silas Nicholls, WWL Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy commented: “Moving paediatric outpatient services out of Wigan Infirmary and into community facilities close to Wigan town centre makes access easier for patients, parents and staff. Our aim has always been and continues to be to provide excellent health care for the children of Wigan and Leigh within both hospital and community settings.”

In the photos above:
Pictured at the top of the page (from the Left): WWL Chairman Les Higgins, The Mayoress of Wigan Janet Lumley, The Mayor of Wigan Councillor Billy Rotherham, WWL Clinical Director of Child Health Dr Mark Robinson.

Pictured below: The Mayor of Wigan Councillor Billy Rotherham, WWL Clinical Director of Child Health Dr Mark Robinson and Wigan Warrior Mascot Mighty Max with children at the Thomas Linacre Centre Paediatrics Outpatient department.

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