Posted on May 17, 2016

New facility to ease Nuneaton A&E pressure

The A&E department at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton will find that pressure is due to ease, thanks to the opening of a new facility. George Eliot Hospital Medical Director Gordon Wood made the comments as the new Urgent Care Centre is set to open on 1st June. This unit will be a replacement for the Camp Hill walk-in centre. The closure of the walk-in centre has come after a review of services was carried out by the NHS Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group. Wood said that the decision is the right one as it means that services are all going to be available in one place, and this should help frontline A&E staff to deal with all the arrivals at A&E. Some of the patients who go there do not actually need an A&E department, and the new unit will mean that A&E staff can focus on those patients who are most seriously unwell. Those who want to use the new centre can go via the usual A&E entrance, and they can be assessed and directed to the facility that best suits their needs. Urgent care will cover injuries such as cuts, wounds, burns, dislocations and infections. The new unit will mean that some people have further to travel to get the care that they need, but the new unit will have better facilities to hand. The new centre is going to be open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm, and will not be closed on bank holidays.
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