New site for NHS Services opens in Dunstable

A new site for several NHS services has opened in Dunstable.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 4:06 pm
Updated Monday, 7th December 2020, 4:10 pm

Mountbatten House, in High Street South, is home to Bedfordshire and Luton Adult Eating Disorders Service, Bedfordshire Complex Needs Service, Bedfordshire Chronic Fatigue Service and Bedfordshire and Luton Macmillan Cancer and Palliative Care Psychology Service.

The teams, who are all part of East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), moved from the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) in Poynters Road.

The new site has been refurbished and provides more space for patient care, it has 13 consulting rooms, a group/training room, and a clinic room to provide a variety of assessments and treatments.

Mountbatten House

The Trust has signed a seven-year lease.

Project lead Dr Helen Donovan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and professional lead for Bedfordshire & Luton Adult Psychological Therapies, said: “Mountbatten House is a modern site and better suited for patient care.

“It is also more centrally located in Dunstable with better access to public transport and nearby public parking.

“We are delighted to have secured a base of our own for our staff and service users.

"We would also like to thank the DRC for having been fantastic a landlord and supporter of our work.”

Following the move, services can continue to be contacted via existing telephone numbers and email addresses.

ELFT provides NHS mental health and community health services in Bedfordshire.