In response to the need for a temporary clinic to support patients during the current Coronavirus outbreak, a fully refurbished and equipped Health Centre opened at Cavendish Court, Doncaster on Monday 6th April, 2020.
The Phoenix Clinic is the result of the commitment of the NHS and local businesses to work together in partnership and provide facilities to support the patients during the current Coronavirus crisis. The Clinic has been commissioned by NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and is located at Cavendish Court, a premium business and community space in the heart of Doncaster. The Clinic is located adjacent to the Same Day Health Centre in Doncaster.
Owner of Cavendish Court, Vigo Group, worked closely with other tenants to free up space in order to create this much needed facility. The CCG approved the conversion of the space into a self-contained 5 room unit with changing and rest facilities, designed to provide additional support for patients during the crisis. Vigo completed the alterations within 2 working days, delivering the Clinic to the CCG last Thursday.
The Phoenix Clinic opens its doors on Monday 6th April to provide full primary health care patient services. Operating continuously 24 hours a day, it has the potential to treat up to 1,000 patients a week. Appointments will be made by telephone only with patients attending strictly at pre-arranged appointment times.
Dr David Crichton, Chair of NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group said: "We have been very pleased with the speed with which Vigo Group has responded to our call to create a temporary facility to provide support to Doncaster patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are grateful to both Vigo and the previous tenants, for working together to ensure the facility is made available and operational as quickly as possible. Please note that patients must not turn up without an appointment, as they will not be seen without being spoken to on the telephone and allocated a specific time and appointment first".
Tariq Shah, Vigo Group Director, added: “We would like to thank existing occupiers of The Wellness Centre at Cavendish Court for helping us deliver this vital Clinic for the people of Doncaster. Our tenants have given up their space voluntarily to make this project happen. Our in-house construction team, as well as Cavendish Court occupier, Vizuality, and local Builders’ Merchant, AE Spinks, deserve special mentions for their extraordinary work to bring this important project together. We are all extremely proud to be a part of this initiative”.
Further information and advice about the current Coronavirus situation can be found on NHS Doncaster CCG's website here.