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13 October 2017

Clover Street sexual health hub celebrates one year of helping people in Medway

Cake, balloons, condoms and microbiology were on offer at an open day to celebrate one year of sexual health services at Clover Street in Chatham last week.

People needing help with all aspects of sexual health, from testing and treatment for infections to contraception issues can find support and advice at the hub, formerly the Blockbusters building, at Clover Street. Services are run by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT).

Staff from the hub welcomed Medway councillor David Brake, Portfolio Holder in charge of Public Heath, to the event on Thursday, 5 October and invited him to cut the commemorative cake.

Councillor Brake said: “Our decision to move contraceptive and genito-urinary medicine services under one roof has proved incredibly popular. The Clover Street hub has been busy from the very beginning, proving it is in a very accessible location. Patients can also order self-sampling kits online which means they no longer have to attend a clinic to get screened for sexually transmitted infections. We hope that this service will encourage more residents to get tested. I was pleased to be able to join colleagues to mark the first anniversary of the clinic.”

Stephen Grice, deputy head of sexual health for KCHFT said; “Clover Street has been a huge success over the past year. We have welcomed thousands of people through our doors and also into our outreach clinics in other towns across Medway. Good sexual health is an important part of living well and we’re proud to be able to provide this service to local people.”

For more information on the services offered visit www.cloverstreet.nhs.uk
    

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