Extraordinary public meeting of East and North Hertfordshire CCG governing...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Focolare Centre for Unity

69 Parkway

Welwyn Garden City

AL8 6JG

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Local residents are being asked for their views on a proposal to change the opening hours at the Welwyn Garden City Urgent Care Centre for minor injuries and illnesses.

Since the Urgent Care Centre opened in 2015, it has been very well used during the day, with an average of 118 people using the centre during a typical 24 hour period. The CCG regularly promotes the Urgent Care Centre to local residents and the health advice service NHS 111 signposts callers to its services. However, between 10pm and 6am, on average less than one person per hour uses the Urgent Care Centre.

Of the small number of people who do use the Urgent Care Centre overnight, the vast majority (86%) leave without the need for further investigation and require no treatment.

NHS East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the local GP-led NHS organisation, wants to hear local people’s views on its proposal to close the Urgent Care Centre during the hours it is used infrequently, between 10pm and 8am. This would mean that during this period, highly skilled nursing staff currently based at the Urgent Care Centre could instead support patients with serious or life-threatening conditions in the A&E department at the Lister Hospital. Under this proposal, anyone who arrived before 10pm would be treated at the Urgent Care Centre.

A report on the results of the engagemnent process will be presented to the CCG governing body at this public meeting. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions.

The agenda for the meeting will be available closer to the meeting.

Find out more and share your views on the challenges and proposal for the Urgent Care Centre at https://qeiiucc.enhertsccg.nhs.uk

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Focolare Centre for Unity

69 Parkway

Welwyn Garden City

AL8 6JG

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved