Brackley medical centre starts outpatient clinics for ear, nose and throat - with more local services to begin this month

Outpatient clinics for ear, nose and throat (ENT) patients have begun at the new Brackley Medical Centre and Community Hospital.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 9:23 am
Updated Monday, 5th April 2021, 9:28 am
Pictures l - r are Penny Lennox, Senior Sister Outpatients ENT Tania Perestrelo, Dr Reshania Naidoo and Nursing Assistant Veronica Castillo at Brackley Medical Centre

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) began running the clinics at the centre two weeks ago. The trust plans to include cardiology, audiology and speech and language therapy clinics there later this month.

Dr Reshania Naidoo, OUH project manager for the Brackley-OUH Clinics Agreement, said: “Our doctors and staff are very excited to be able to deliver specialist services closer to the communities in which our patients live, and we are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership that will enhance patient care.”

Penny Lennox, ENT Consultant at OUH, said: “OUH will have the exclusive use of the Wellington Suite at Brackley Medical Centre and Community Hospital to treat outpatients. The suite is fully equipped with the same equipment that we use at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, allowing us to provide the same level of service but at a more local level.”

Pictures l - r are Nursing Assistant Veronica Castillo, Penny Lennox and Dr Reshania Naidoo at The Wellington Suite

Dr Jean Ker, Brackley Medical Centre GP, has been chief liaison over the OUH/BMC partnership. She said: “We are delighted that regular clinics have started in the Wellington Suite. They will have a huge impact on residents from Brackley and the surrounding area, greatly reducing the amount of travel and time needed to attend appointments.

“In addition to the clinics already announced, we are also hoping to get Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery clinics up and running in the near future.”

* The Wellington Suite is named because the new Brackley Medical Centre and Community Hospital is built on the site of a World War 2 Wellington Bomber crash.

During a night training flight on 17 March 1944, Vickers Wellington III, serial No BK352, flying from RAF Turweston crashed killing all but one of the crew members on board. The Wellington Suite is named in tribute to the men of 17 RAF Operation Training Unit and all others who gave their lives in the service of their country.