When opening day arrives

Creating your own premises

Using a case study, Maurice Citron has sketched out some important issues and processes you will need to consider if you decide to acquire, develop and trade from your own clinical property.

Now, in the final article of his series, Dr Ian Drever – the entrepreneurial consultant psychiatrist behind the project – is in business! After almost four years, he was delivered a welcoming, truly state-of-the-art new psychiatric day clinic.

Esher Groves reception

The front door and reception of Esher Groves Clinic

Esher Groves is, I believe, the UK’s first purpose-built specialist clinic for depression, anxiety and stress. There are four consulting rooms and one group room, which can accommodate six patients and a therapist.

The clinic in Esher, Surrey, is serviced by two toilets, a reception area and a spacious garden room where day-patients will be able to relax and eat. There is also a good-sized administrative office accommodating three members of staff.

Esher Groves provides a very comfortable, modern and attractive therapeutic space with air conditioning throughout. Attention to detail is impressive.