Sefton residents needing advice on their sexual health will be able to get help and advice from a new clinic opened this month.
The new community sexual health clinic in Bootle is £260,000 investment in the service by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust in Sefton Sexual Health Service.
It opened oat the beginning of April on the fifth floor of St Hugh’s House in Stanley Road and incorporates services previously available at the nearby May Logan Centre and the PACE service for under 19 year-olds at Bootle Health Centre.
The opening coincides with the relaunch of Sefton Sexual Health website, www.seftonsexualhealth.nhs.uk. As well as a feature that help users quickly find the service they need, it contains information on all contraception methods, STI testing and treatments.
Matron, Wendy Hicks, and service manager, Lynne Hindle, said: “We are thrilled to be able to open our new sexual health clinic in south Sefton offering an integrated sexual health service to all who live, work, study and play in the local area. We hope the new website will support service users to access the right service at the right time for their sexual and reproductive health needs.”
Silas Nicholls, Chief Executive, added: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to work with our public health partners Sefton Council to deliver this new service.
“It represents a significant investment by the Trust in a service which is as much about preventing disease as it is about treatment.
Sefton Sexual Health clinics at Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Maghull Health Centre and Netherton Health Centre will continue as usual.