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Manchester Foundation
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Diabetes Appeal

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Diabetes Appeal

Our Charity launched an appeal to create a new space for the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Services to support diabetes patients across the North West.

The Manchester Diabetes Centre, part of Manchester Royal Infirmary, was one of the first centres in the UK and is internationally recognised for its high-quality clinical care and cutting-edge and often world-renowned research. The Manchester Diabetes Centre cares for a large population of diabetes patients from across the North West and takes referrals from as far afield as Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The old premises however were unfortunately no longer fit for purpose. Cramped conditions meant it was a constant challenge to offer patients a cohesive clinical service and deliver the world-class clinical care we are capable of. The old facilities were also set apart from the rest of our hospitals, meaning our staff, were unable to work closely with teams across all healthcare areas and specialisms.
Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we successfully raised the funds needed for the new state-of the-art Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Centre and in 2020 we opened the doors to their new home on the Oxford Road Campus.

The new centre offers a clean, bright, and welcoming atmosphere providing a much better experience for patients. As well as running clinics every day across diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism and lipids services, as well as clinics with podiatry and renal, the new facility boasts a transition area, which was supported by The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. The Transition Zone is a well-used part of the centre that is focused on the unique needs of young people transitioning to adult care. This area is helping to ensure that young people have the support they need to continue to engage with their treatment, preventing unnecessary crises down the line.

Allowing for a more pro-active model of care, the new centre received a lot of positive feedback from patients and their families, and it has also provided staff with a feeling of belonging.

With the number of people being diagnosed with diabetes on the rise, the centre enabled the service to expand their capability in key areas such as treatment, research and care, allowing us to continue to treat many more patients for years to come.

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