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Bridlington Urgent Care Centre Opening Announced

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Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 1:25pm 23rd February 2018. (Updated at 5:13pm 23rd February 2018)

It's been announced when Bridlington's new Urgent Care Centre will open. 

The centre, which replaces the Minor Injury Unit, will open from Wednesday 4 April. It will be open 16 hours a day from 7.00am until 11.00pm, seven days a week.

Bridlington

Bridlington Hospital will continue to provide planned, non-urgent care for local people

Urgent Treatment Centre opening

Hours of opening

Minor Injury Unit closing

Bridlington Urgent Treatment Centre

Bridlington & District Community Hospital

Bessingby Road

Bridlington

YO16 4QP

 

Walk-in service available

From 4 April 2018

 

7am – 11pm

16 hours a day

Seven days a week

365 days a year

 

Tuesday 3 April at 9pm

 

Bridlington Minor Injury Unit will close permanently

and transfer to an Urgent Treatment Centre on Wednesday 4 April at 7am

 

The Urgent care Centre is for anyone with an injury or illness which is not serious. NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has issued guidance of what conidiotns the centre will care to:

  • Cuts and grazes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Simple broken bones
  • Wound and wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries (foreign bodies in eye)
  • Back, head and neck injuries/whiplash
  • Minor back injuries
  • Skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions
  • Urine infections
  • Raised temperature/fever

In addition, Urgent Treatment Centres will have access to x-ray facilities and patient diagnostic testing including urinalysis, blood glucose testing and ECGs, allowing nurse practitioners to assess and diagnose conditions and where necessary, prescribe medication, issue prescriptions and provide onward referrals to appropriate departments i.e. fracture clinics.

NHS 111

People can walk into an Urgent Treatment Centre however, advice from the CCG is to ‘Talk before you walk’ by contacting NHS 111 and, where appropriate, a clinical advisor will assess symptoms, provide advice and guidance or decide what medical help is needed, advise where to go and if needed arrange an appointment. 

Alex Seale is Director of Commissioning and Transformation at East Riding of Yorkshire  CCG, listen to what she had to say here:

Jane Hawkard, Chief Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire CCG said:

“Our aim is to make urgent treatment services quicker, safe and accessible to all. We are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 4 April 2018 patients will benefit from more reliable, accessible services that are open longer.

This is the first time people throughout the East Riding will have urgent treatment services open during the evening and weekends.

Previously, patients told us their concerns at having to travel to an alternative Minor Injury Unit or A&E because their local Minor Injury Unit had closed for the day, or certain services were not available.

Offering longer evening and weekend opening, seven days a week, 365 days a year, as well as standardised services across our Urgent Treatment Centres will help to tackle these issues.

We will be carrying out an extensive promotional campaign to raise awareness of the new services.

From today we are widely announcing the date for changes to urgent care services. This includes extensive press coverage, posters in key locations across the East Riding, stakeholder bulletins and social media.

We will continue to work with local groups to help promote the new and changed services locally.

 In the week commencing 3 April 2018 we will launch the new urgent care services.

This includes press coverage, brochure delivered to every household and distributed to key locations, radio advertising, outdoor advertising, stakeholder bulletin and social media.

I would urge all residents to keep an eye out for the brochure, read it and keep it for future use.

 I would like to reassure people that these changes do not affect other services at, Beverley, Bridlington, Hornsea Cottage Hospital, Withernsea, Alfred Bean and Goole Hospitals, all of which will still be open and available on Wednesday 4 March, continuing to provide planned, non-urgent care for local people.”

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