New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

Essex County Standard: New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street New sexual health clinic planned for the High Street

A SEXUAL health clinic is set to open in Colchester's High Street. 

It would be based in the former NSPCC building, next to the Natural History Museum.

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said the clinic would replace services at Essex County Hospital, which is due to close in the next year. 

It would open for 12 hours per day through the week and between 8.30am and 1.30pm on Saturdays.

The former office building would retain four offices, nine consulting rooms and a laboratory.

Colchester Council will have the final say on the planning application.

See today's paper for the full story. 

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1:17pm Wed 16 Apr 14

jammin says...

Further improving that side of town!

At least its opening near the cause....clientèle of Queen Street!
Further improving that side of town! At least its opening near the cause....clientèle of Queen Street! jammin
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1:57pm Wed 16 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Well ...at least its not another kebab shop !!! Seriously tho , i dont think this clinic is well sited .People with the pox / a dose etc , im sure , would rather visit a clinic that is more low key !
Well ...at least its not another kebab shop !!! Seriously tho , i dont think this clinic is well sited .People with the pox / a dose etc , im sure , would rather visit a clinic that is more low key ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 2

2:18pm Wed 16 Apr 14

wormshero says...

I think it's a good location. It's somewhere that's quite accessible for everyone, right in the middle of town. Also, to the above comment, the majority of people who use sexual health centers don't have anything, lots of people go there to get tested, sometimes for a specific reason, usually just routinely; something that's quite important, and not something to be frowned at. A town center location is a good choice, I feel the general hospital would possibly put off people who live further towards the university.
I think it's a good location. It's somewhere that's quite accessible for everyone, right in the middle of town. Also, to the above comment, the majority of people who use sexual health centers don't have anything, lots of people go there to get tested, sometimes for a specific reason, usually just routinely; something that's quite important, and not something to be frowned at. A town center location is a good choice, I feel the general hospital would possibly put off people who live further towards the university. wormshero
  • Score: 7

3:07pm Wed 16 Apr 14

HARRY438 says...

Something for the Castle pub car park drinkers to look at besides the traffic? It might deter a few patients because of its v.public front door. Maybe theres a back entrance to that place - that would encourage a few more worried unfortunates.
Something for the Castle pub car park drinkers to look at besides the traffic? It might deter a few patients because of its v.public front door. Maybe theres a back entrance to that place - that would encourage a few more worried unfortunates. HARRY438
  • Score: 3

3:39pm Wed 16 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

HARRY438 wrote:
Something for the Castle pub car park drinkers to look at besides the traffic? It might deter a few patients because of its v.public front door. Maybe theres a back entrance to that place - that would encourage a few more worried unfortunates.
" Back entrance " !!! I do note there is a red light close by....its called a traffic light !!!
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: Something for the Castle pub car park drinkers to look at besides the traffic? It might deter a few patients because of its v.public front door. Maybe theres a back entrance to that place - that would encourage a few more worried unfortunates.[/p][/quote]" Back entrance " !!! I do note there is a red light close by....its called a traffic light !!! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 3

3:44pm Wed 16 Apr 14

miss_accountant says...

Good news that the clinic is staying in the town centre as it is a useful location for workers. The majority of people are not there for tests or because they have something wrong with them! It's mainly used for repeat prescriptions for contraception!
Good news that the clinic is staying in the town centre as it is a useful location for workers. The majority of people are not there for tests or because they have something wrong with them! It's mainly used for repeat prescriptions for contraception! miss_accountant
  • Score: 9

3:56pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Boris says...

I doubt of users will be bothered by the location, provided it is accessible, which this is. But of course it wil involve increased costs for the NHS, as it will have to have its own admin/reception staff rather than share them with all other clinics as is the case currently at ECH.
This is just one example of how the NHS in Colchester is so determined to save costs (by moving out of the ECH building) that it is willing to spend more money. Further confirmation that the lunatics are fully in charge of the asylum.
I doubt of users will be bothered by the location, provided it is accessible, which this is. But of course it wil involve increased costs for the NHS, as it will have to have its own admin/reception staff rather than share them with all other clinics as is the case currently at ECH. This is just one example of how the NHS in Colchester is so determined to save costs (by moving out of the ECH building) that it is willing to spend more money. Further confirmation that the lunatics are fully in charge of the asylum. Boris
  • Score: 2

6:31pm Wed 16 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

miss_accountant wrote:
Good news that the clinic is staying in the town centre as it is a useful location for workers. The majority of people are not there for tests or because they have something wrong with them! It's mainly used for repeat prescriptions for contraception!
Erm....surely one gets the pill from their doctors ????
[quote][p][bold]miss_accountant[/bold] wrote: Good news that the clinic is staying in the town centre as it is a useful location for workers. The majority of people are not there for tests or because they have something wrong with them! It's mainly used for repeat prescriptions for contraception![/p][/quote]Erm....surely one gets the pill from their doctors ???? SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: -5

8:37pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Fnagster says...

All they need to do now is move the swingers club next door then the town centre will be complete. Mind you I'd sooner visit the VD clinic that first s*ite!!
All they need to do now is move the swingers club next door then the town centre will be complete. Mind you I'd sooner visit the VD clinic that first s*ite!! Fnagster
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Wed 16 Apr 14

hughie-s says...

Fnagster wrote:
All they need to do now is move the swingers club next door then the town centre will be complete. Mind you I'd sooner visit the VD clinic that first s*ite!!
If people are worried about being see going into the the clinic then firsts*ite would be a better location for it, would certainly push the visitor numbers up.
[quote][p][bold]Fnagster[/bold] wrote: All they need to do now is move the swingers club next door then the town centre will be complete. Mind you I'd sooner visit the VD clinic that first s*ite!![/p][/quote]If people are worried about being see going into the the clinic then firsts*ite would be a better location for it, would certainly push the visitor numbers up. hughie-s
  • Score: 1

2:31pm Thu 17 Apr 14

ANON1122 1st says...

It's really sad that so many people look at sexual health clinics in a negative way in this day and age. Yes, in an ideal world no one would ever have anything or pass it on, but that's just not realistic in a day where men and women are working harder and settling down later and right or wrong enjoying themselves and having sex for fun for a while and not to make babies! From personal experience in my dating days, I always made sure that myself and a potential new partner had had a check up before taking things to the next level. And for the record there was never anything to worry about, so don't think that just because people go to the clinic it automatically means they're all dirty scumbags, a large proportion will be sensible, healthy, professional people looking out for themselves. And yes, you can get contraception there (who wants to pay for condoms when you can get them for free?!) and they provide treatment for ' women's issues' not caused by any amount of promiscuity. Personally I think it's a great location to make it easier for people to take care of themselves and others and have nothing to be ashamed of, if only everyone had regular checkups, the world would be a healthier place.
It's really sad that so many people look at sexual health clinics in a negative way in this day and age. Yes, in an ideal world no one would ever have anything or pass it on, but that's just not realistic in a day where men and women are working harder and settling down later and right or wrong enjoying themselves and having sex for fun for a while and not to make babies! From personal experience in my dating days, I always made sure that myself and a potential new partner had had a check up before taking things to the next level. And for the record there was never anything to worry about, so don't think that just because people go to the clinic it automatically means they're all dirty scumbags, a large proportion will be sensible, healthy, professional people looking out for themselves. And yes, you can get contraception there (who wants to pay for condoms when you can get them for free?!) and they provide treatment for ' women's issues' not caused by any amount of promiscuity. Personally I think it's a great location to make it easier for people to take care of themselves and others and have nothing to be ashamed of, if only everyone had regular checkups, the world would be a healthier place. ANON1122 1st
  • Score: 5

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