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New Diabetes Outpatients Department now open at Leicester General Hospital

(29th August 2014)

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A new Diabetes Outpatients Department is now open at Leicester General Hospital bringing together diabetes patient care and diabetes research at the Leicester Diabetes Centre.

Work is currently underway to renovate the new home of the department, the General’s ward 4 which is located below the Leicester Diabetes Centre on the ground floor.

The opening of the new department will see all Diabetes Outpatient clinics currently held at Leicester Royal Infirmary move to the General. All Diabetes Outpatients clinics that take place in the portacabins at the General will also be relocated to ward 4.


Justin Dobson, Operational Manager for Medicine at Leicester’s Hospitals, said: “By moving the services at the Royal to the General we are uniting our services. As a result we hope to offer a better experience for our patients.”

While the move takes place there will be a reduced number of clinics during the week commencing 8 September. The first clinic in the new location will take place on 15 September.

The decision to transfer the outpatient clinics from the Royal to the General is one of a number of service moves taking place at Leicester’s Hospitals. The moves will allow enabling works to take place, facilitating the development of the new Emergency Floor at the Royal.

Services at Glenfield Hospital’s diabetes clinic will remain unchanged.

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