SILHILLIANS who want to find out more about the progress of the Solihull Hospital Urgent Care Centre are being invited to a public information event in Touchwood next week.
Observer readers will be well aware that Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT), which runs Solihull Hospital, and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working together to provide a new Urgent Care Centre at Solihull Hospital.
The centre will see all the urgent care services which are currently available – the Minor Injuries Unit at Solihull Hospital, a walk-in centre, out of hours and other urgent care services – being located together, under one roof, through one front door, making the service more integrated and efficient.
Work is well underway behind the scenes to bring this project to reality and both HEFT and Solihull CCG are committed to keep the public informed of its plans for the Urgent Care Centre.
They have been hosting public information events at Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull over the summer with representatives from the CCG and HEFT on hand to answer any questions.
The next of these events takes place on Thursday (August 27) in Touchwood by the Next store between 10am until 4pm, with the aim to hold more similar events in the coming months to keep the public updated on the project’s progress.
* The Observer reported last week how the popular walk-in centre was so busy that bosses had to turn people away due to understaffing as a result of lack of funding.
We would like to point out that Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for buying and commissioning healthcare services for the local people, not running the Walk-in Centre as misprinted in last week’s paper.