The physiotherapy space at the NHS Dartmouth Clinic is due for a spot of work on the 5th November.

The project work, worth over £37.500, is expected to take six weeks and once complete will deliver a new gym space and three full treatment cubicles.

New cubicles will replace the two exiting small treatment bays.

More appointments

One finished it will mean that the two physiotherapists and their assistant can offer more appointments.

Alongside the additional appointments they will be able to run new clinics for children as well as handle outpatient and stroke rehabilitation patients.

Initially the local physiotherapy team moved to Dartmouth Clinic following the closure of Dartmouth Hospital.

65% increase in patients at Dartmouth Clinic

In the year ending 2016 it is thought the team help 2,090 people and by March of this year that number had increased by 65% to 3,460.

Head of Therapies, Vicki Sheen said:

The move to Dartmouth Clinic was originally intended to be for six months pending the creation of a new Health and Wellbeing Centre.  However, we are now looking 2020/21 before the new centre is ready, and the current facilities aren’t suitable for the number of people we’re supporting.  As well as expanding the facilities available to us in Dartmouth, we will also be improving soundproofing to better protect patient privacy.  There will inevitably be some disruption whilst works are underway but our contractors will work to hard to keep this to a minimum. 

Dartmouth Clinic will remain open throughout the works, although some physiotherapy appoints may have to be re-arranged to take place in Totnes or Brixham.

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