Over the past year, Connect has undertaken a strategic review to identify key opportunities for service development and business growth. The product of this review is an ambitious strategy over the next 5 years, refining our service offering to both patients and partners with a clear vision to deliver the highest quality of MSK services in the UK.
Currently Connect offer specialist MSK services direct to the public through our private clinics, expert occupational physiotherapy services to corporate companies and community based MSK services in partnership with the NHS.
As a result of our strategic review, the Board of Directors has made the decision to withdraw from the private clinic market by the end of the year. The decision to close our private clinics was a difficult decision to make as it was through our private clinics, over 25 years ago, that Connect was born. Since then they have been a significant part of the business, successful in their own right as well as acting as a base for a number of our additional services.
I regret to inform you that as of 19th December 2014 we will be closing our Gosforth and Low Fell clinics and we will no longer be in a position to provide our physiotherapy services to you. Upon this date all active patients will be discharged. We will be closing our Durham and Manchester clinics at the end of March 2015.
As of 1st December 2014, we will no longer be accepting new patients into the Gosforth of Low Fell clinics.
Connect will endeavour to minimise any adverse impact on you, and will continue to assess and treat patients up until the date given above. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty and continued custom.
Executive Chairman, Connect