Hospital diabetes services in Leicester are to be relocated after it was announced that a diabetes outpatient department will open at Leicester General Hospital next month.
The opening of the new department will see diabetes outpatient clinics currently held at Leicester Royal Infirmary move to the General, while all diabetes outpatient clinics that currently take place in portable buildings at the General will also relocate.
Justin Dobso, operational manager for medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said: “By moving to the General, we are uniting our services. As a result, we hope to offer a better experience for our patients.”
Work has already started on renovating the home of the Ward 4 department in time for a mid-September launch.
While the move takes place, the number of diabetes clinics will be a reduced during the week starting September 8, but normal service will resume when the first clinic in the new location opens its doors on September 15.
The decision to move the outpatient clinics is part of plans at city hospitals to allow for the development of the emergency floor at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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