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New 'one stop' surgical clinic to launch in Cockermouth

Posted on Monday 4th April 2016

New 'one stop' surgical clinic to launch in Cockermouth

A new ‘one stop’ surgical clinic in Cockermouth will offer hernia and gallstone patients an improved service.

Surgeons from North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust will start the weekly clinic at Cockermouth Community Hospital from 6 April 2016, seeing approximately 12 patients a week. 

Currently, patients attend hospital for an initial appointment with a surgeon followed by a pre-assessment appointment and then await a date for surgery. The new clinic will offer patients both the consultation and pre-assessment during the same appointment and a date for surgery will also be provided at the end of the appointment.

In addition, the clinic builds on the Trust’s plans to ensure outpatient clinics are available in a variety of locations rather than just at the two main hospital sites in Carlisle and Whitehaven. The clinic will be available to patients from across West, North and East Cumbria.

Mr John Wayman, consultant general surgeon at the Trust, said: “I am delighted to introduce the new clinic which offers many advantages to hernia and gallstone patients. Rather than attending the hospital on two occasions and then awaiting a date for surgery, patients can attend one appointment in Cockermouth and leave knowing when their surgery will be.

‎“We are planning to offer patients a choice of dates for surgery at the Cumberland Infirmary and the state-of-the-art facilities at the new West Cumberland Hospital."