October 1st, 2016

Urgent Care Centre plans on show to public in Touchwood

Urgent Care Centre plans on show to public in Touchwood Urgent Care Centre plans on show to public in Touchwood
Plans for the Urgent Care Centre will be on display in Touchwood over the summer months. (s)

PLANS for the Urgent Care Centre at Solihull Hospital are set to go on display in Touchwood over the summer.

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT), which runs Solihull Hospital, and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be presenting plans at a series of public information events where visitors will be able to discuss the progress of the centre.

The Urgent Care Centre, which is set to opened by the end of 2016, will see the Minor Injuries Unit, a walk-in centre, out of hours and other urgent care services under one roof in a bid to make the service more integrated and efficient.

Work is well underway behind the scenes to bring this project to reality.

So far the change includes amending the internal signage at the Lode Lane Hospital to reflect the services available as a Minor Injuries Unit rather than a full A&E and there are plans in the pipeline for road signs to be installed by Solihull Council in the future.

Dr Patrick Brooke, Accountable Officer for Solihull CCG, said they consulted the public about the Urgent Care Centre last year and were very pleased with the valuable feedback which helped us shape the proposals for urgent care services in Solihull.

He added: “There will be no reduction in the current urgent care services available, but by bringing them all together in one place within the hospital it will be simpler for patients to access.

“We are committed to keeping the public informed and involved.

“We look forward to meeting people at our information stand in Touchwood this summer where we can update them about progress, show them the plan of where the new centre is going to be located and answer any questions.”

There will be representatives from the development team available to explain the proposed scheme and answer questions at the public exhibition will be held in Touchwood as follows:

  • Friday, July 3, from 10am until 4pm
  • Thursday, July, 23 from 10am until 4pm
  • Thursday, August 27 from 10am until 4pm

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