Cheshunt Community Hospital opens new dental clinic for special needs patients

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Cheshunt Community Hospital has opened a new dental clinic designed for people with special needs as part of its mission to improve healthcare provision in the region

The redesign and refurbishment of a former minor surgery wing at Cheshunt Community Hospital has created a modern dental suite aimed at Hertfordshire residents with special needs. These needs include physical and learning disabilities and medical conditions.

The new dental clinic spans over three surgery areas and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

Billericay based property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood has been appointed to provide services for the project. This includes the architecture, project management, quantity surveying, mechanical and electrical consultancy.

New design features:

  • additional accessibility with wheelchair and step free access
  • bigger dental chairs to allow easier access which are designed to allow easier access for those with special needs
  • new Sensory Room to relax patients
  • a film wall with high-definition projection, bubble tubes, tranquil lighting and sound systems
  • improved ventilation systems with large-scale air handling units to provide high standards of indoor air quality
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Cheshunt Community Hospital Dental Suite

‘Modern and specialist dental care’

Partner at Ingleton Wood Chris Mabbutt has commented: “We were pleased to project manage this important community development which was delivered brilliantly by everyone despite the unique challenges of working in a busy healthcare environment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We worked closely with Hertfordshire Special Care Dental Service to design and deliver the new state-of-the-art dental suite which will provide modern and specialist dental care to patients with special needs across Hertfordshire for generations to come.”

Una Monaghan, the clinical director of special care dental service at Hertfordshire Community Trust, said: “We are so pleased with our wonderful new clinic and have had a lot of very positive comments from our patients.

“The Sensory Room is proving extremely popular with many adults and children who find it helps them to cope better with their dental treatment.

“The clinics were designed with support from an expert with experience from the learning disability community and we genuinely believe this wonderful new health care facility is ideally placed to enable us to continue to deliver outstanding dental treatment.”

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