Diabetes affects 3 million people in the UK and now the doctors and nurses at East Surrey Hospital are throwing open the doors of their new diabetes centre to raise awareness of the help they offer to people with this disease.
The team of specialists recently moved from the hospital to The Earlswood Community Centre, where they have created a hub for diabetes care in the heart of the community.
On March 18th between 10am and 1.30pm visitors are welcome to tour the centre and meet the consultants, specialist nurses and support staff.
Susan Stockley, lead diabetes specialist nurse at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs the centre, said: “The large new space enables us to run separate clinics for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and clinics for young adults and people using an insulin pump.
“We can also now treat patients with monogenic diabetes which means they no longer have to travel to Brighton and Oxford and we are bringing diabetes and endocrine care for local people into one place.”
“We are all really excited about the new centre and would like to invite everyone to come along and have a chat with us and find out about the services we offer.”
The open morning will take place on Wednesday 18th March from 10am – 1:30pm at The Earlswood Community Diabetes & Endocrine Centre, Royal Earlswood, 1 Anderson Court, Redhill. Please call 01737 231 788 if you would like more information.