Following the meeting of NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Board on 25 November 2016 approval has been given to plans to develop a 24 hour, 7 day urgent care centre at Bransholme Health Centre, with health provision at the Freedom Centre in east Hull. Urgent care centres are for people who need immediate medical treatment, but whose situation is not critical enough for A&E.
Board members considered a report on the outcome of the extensive 12-week public consultation led by the CCG on three options for the future of urgent care services in Hull. Members unanimously agreed to move forward with the implementation of option two, which relocates the minor injuries unit from the Freedom Centre, GP out-of-hours from Diadem Health Centre to create an urgent care centre at Bransholme Health Centre. This option was backed by 63.72% of respondents as their first choice.
Engagement with the communities surrounding the Freedom Centre will take place to determine what health services could be appropriately offered at the Centre, based on the needs of children and families.
The consultation report will be submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on December 9.
You can find out more by visiting Hull CCG’s Urgent Care page, which includes information from the public consultation: www.urgentcarehull.co.uk
If you would like to read the report, please write to us at: HullCCG.ContactUs@nhs.net