Walk-in and be seen

Posted on July 30, 2009. Filed under: Press/News Releases | Tags: , |

 

People who live and work in
Calderdale will now be able to access
GP services without an appointment.
Walk-in centres are being opened at
Horne Street Medical Centre, Halifax
and Todmorden Health Centre,
Todmorden. They will provide urgent
care for patients whose illness or
condition does not warrant a visit to
A&E, but does require quick medical
attention.
The two centres will open in April and
will be run from 8am – 8pm, seven
days a week, 365 days a year. Anyone
can use the walk-in services, including
residents who are already registered
with a GP practice elsewhere. The
service will be run by doctors and
nurses and will provide advice and
treatment for:

Calderdale & Huddersfield PCTs | Newsletter Issue 6 | Spring 2009

People who live and work in Calderdale will now be able to access GP services without an appointment.

Walk-in centres are being opened at Horne Street Medical Centre, Halifax and Todmorden Health Centre, Todmorden. They will provide urgent care for patients whose illness or condition does not warrant a visit to A&E, but does require quick medical attention.

The two centres will open in April and will be run from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Anyone can use the walk-in services, including residents who are already registered with a GP practice elsewhere. The service will be run by doctors and nurses and will provide advice and treatment for:

  • Family planning e.g. contraceptive advice
  • Coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
  • Minor cuts and wounds – dressings and care
  • Muscle and joint injuries – strains and sprains
  • Skin complaints – rashes, sunburn and headlice
  • Stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea.

The new centres will be operated by Care UK, an independent provider, who will also run new GP practices procured as part of Practice Plus.

These new services will provide additional support for those communities who need it most and will make inroads into reducing health inequalities.

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