THE Lanarkshire Centre for Dermatology has officially been opened at Monklands Hospital.
On opening the facilities, Terry Currie, chairman of the NHS Lanarkshire Acute Operating Management Committee, said: “I was delighted to open the centre which will help the dermatology team to build on their terrific work to meet the needs of patients throughout Lanarkshire.
“The refurbished accommodation, along with the obvious dedication and commitment of the staff, will ensure we continue to meet the high demand for dermatology services.”
The dermatology inpatient and outpatient services benefited by moving into newly refurbished wards as part of the Monklands Hospital investment programme.
The Lanarkshire Centre for Dermatology will ensure specialist services can be delivered in an environment which allows the clinical team to work together, providing seamless care for patients, one-stop clinics and specialist treatment.
Dr. Freida Shaffrali, consultant dermatologist, said: “Demand for dermatology services increase year-on-year. The new facilities are at the centre of the redesigned dermatology service which sees roughly 16,000 referrals per year.
“The Lanarkshire Centre for Dermatology will provide specialist dermatology day treatment, investigations and outpatient clinics, complimented by the core services that are available across the three acute sites and in primary care.”