CASH is back home in Market Street after make-over

News: CASH return to Market Street (team)
The CASH team in their newly-refurbished home at the Market Street Health Centre

Our busy sexual health clinic run has moved back home after a £2m make-over.

Known as CASH, our Contraception And Sexual Health service moved out of Market Street Health Centre in Woolwich in July 2014 and was running clinics in other locations.

CASH offers walk-in and appointment clinics, advice and information on all methods of contraception, screening, tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing and advice.

The historic building has been totally modernised, made fully accessible, had a new atrium and waiting area created, plus modern and comfortable treatment rooms created and decorated.

The community gynaecology service was also temporarily re-homed, running clinics at Memorial Hospital. But both are back at Market Street Health Centre with a new timetable, including for the first time, a Saturday clinic.

Other services will be provided from Market Street when the works are completed including Greenwich Community Learning Disability Team appointments, podiatry, mental health services, musculoskeletal services, physiotherapy, counselling and increased sexual health services.

News: CASH return to Market Street (sign)

New technology including instant feedback using iPads will also be available to patients who we hope will find their experience vastly improved with the refurbishment work.

Keith Soper, Oxleas' Interim Director for Adult Community Services, said:

"CASH is a busy service and one we are pleased to see return to the heart of Woolwich.  The environment has been completely updated and modernised yet we have retained, where possible, the history of the building through the preservation of some of the original features.

"Over the summer, additional services will start to move back into the building, and we will share details of these as the dates are confirmed. The move into our newly-refurbished and updated home at Market Street represents great news for patients and our staff."

Fiona Dickson Head of CASH said: "We're very excited to be back in Market Street Health Centre. We're also pleased to offer patients increased opening hours to include a Saturday morning session, run in the same way as other sessions - people just walk-in; they don't need to make an appointment.

The walk-in service is open as follows:

Monday: 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 3pm
Wednesday: 11am - 4pm
Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturday: 10am - noon
Sunday: Closed.

Published on 4th August 2015