The Tees Valley Treatment Centre in Middlesbrough, opened in 2007, and specialises in the delivery of the following NHS services:
- Skin lesions
- Hernia repair
- Varicose veins
- Minor skin
- Rectal surgery (including haemorrhoids)
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Teeth extractions
- Mouth lesions
- Cysts on face, trunk and body
- Bladder Dysfunction
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Urinary Prostate Assessment
- Female Incontinence
Referral to the Treatment Centre is via GP and all services are available directly or via Choose and Book.
Following an outpatient appointment with a Consultant if surgery is required the patient can then book a time and date to suit their needs.
The Treatment Centre is open Monday to Saturday (morning) and to fit in with patient lifestyles and work commitments late evening and Saturday morning outpatient appointments are available for many services.
Declaration of compliance
Tees Valley Treatment Centre is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice. We have the necessary facilities, resources and culture to ensure that patients who are admitted to our day case unit do not share accommodation or toilet facilities with members of the same sex. Sharing with members of the opposite sex will only happen when clinically necessary (for example where patients need specialist equipment such as stage 1 recovery, or when patients actively choose to share)
If our care should fall short of the required standard, we will report it. We will also set up an audit mechanism to make sure that we do not misclassify any of our reports. Such audit will be undertaken on a monthly basis and we will publish the results of any such audit on our website.
MRSA screening policy compliance
Tees Valley Treatment Centre updated and approved MRSA policy in March 2009 to include the national requirement to screen elective admissions. This policy was implemented with immediate effect. Compliance with the standards are fully met and 100% of elective patients will be screened by end of March 2009.
At Tees Valley we pride ourselves on our patient-focused approach, short wait times and quality of care - all facts supported by patient feedback and the results of patient surveys.
The last NHS Patient Satisfaction survey reported that 100% of patients rated their experience at Tees Valley as either very good or excellent.
The Medicines Formulary
The Medicines Formulary has been designed as a tool to assist in promoting safe, cost-effective prescribing within the NHS. The aim is that the Formulary will cover 80-90% of prescribing within the Health Community although we recognise that there will be instances where prescribing outside of the formulary will be both necessary and appropriate.
You can see the local Medicines Formulary here.