CHEC to open Worcester centre

The new site is set to open in March as part of the service provider’s plan for continued expansion through 2023

CHEC waiting room

The community-based ophthalmology provider, CHEC (Community Health and Eyecare), has announced plans to open a new treatment centre in Worcester.

The new site is due to open in March, and marks the first site to be launched in CHEC’s plans for continued expansion in 2023.

The Worcester site will be conveniently located for patients and aims to improve accessibility to healthcare services for local residents, the provider said.

The centre will provide ophthalmology and diagnostic endoscopy services for patients.

Jon Dore, chief operating officer at CHEC, said: “It is exciting to be able to announce our plans for 2023. The opening of our new centre in Worcester will further expand our high-quality services across England and help make healthcare more accessible for local residents.”

“Moreover, it demonstrates CHEC’s continued commitment to supporting the NHS in reducing waiting lists across the country,” Dore added.

CHEC has highlighted that both ophthalmology and endoscopy were highly affected by the pandemic, while ophthalmic treatment alone accounted for approximately 10% of NHS waiting lists in 2022.

Last year, CHEC opened five new treatment centres across England and launched its community services in Dorset.