The Centre, run by Care UK which serves an area covering ten Primary Care Trusts covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, hopes that their Facebook profile will be informative for potential users of the Centre and it’s a fantastic tool for patients to share their experiences.
It’s quite simple to be updated with latest information, log on to Facebook and request ‘Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre’ as a friend. A study in 2009 found that Facebook has more than 300 million active users worldwide and 50% of their active users log on to Facebook in any given day.
Graeme Kendall, manager of Barlborough, said: “The Centre receives a lot of comments through its website and email facility. Having a Facebook profile is a natural progression and it’s a great way to keep the public updated with news.”