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Have YOUR say On Bishop Auckland Urgent Care services

Have your say on Bishop Auckland Urgent Care Centre

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Following the extremely well-attended public meetings and support for her House of Commons petition Helen is urging local people to have their say in the public consultation on the Urgent Care Centre in Bishop Auckland which was launched this week. 

Helen said:

"It is clear that the Urgent Care Centre in Bishop Auckland is well used by local people and taking this service away would place even more pressure on our ambulance and A&E services in Darlington and Durham.

“Over the past few months I met with the top management of the CCG and the NHS Foundation Trust and made clear to them my view that we must retain the Urgent Care Centre in Bishop Auckland Hospital. Removing this would have an adverse impact on local residents and visitors to the area. I will be supporting Option 3 to keep our Urgent Care Centre open 24 hours 7 days a week.

It is vitally important that residents respond to this consultation and show the NHS the strength of local feeling about retaining the Urgent Care Centre in Bishop Auckland."

How can I take part?

You can complete an online survey

Prefer a paper copy? You can print the form here or contact my constituency office on 01388 603075 who will send you a copy.

Need an alternative format? Contact the CCG by telephone on 0191 371 3222 or email at ddesccg.enquiries@nhs.net.

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Further Information

Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are now responsible for commissioning urgent care services. The current contract is due to finish soon. Following consultation with local GP practices and some service users the CCG are now asking the public for their views. They have put forward three options for how future urgent care services should look.

 
What are Urgent Care Services?

Urgent care services are those health services available to people who need urgent advice, diagnosis and treatment but it is not considered life threatening (e.g. infections, minor injuries).


How are Urgent Care Services currently provided near me?

We currently have an Urgent Care Centre in Bishop Auckland which is open 24 hours 7 days a week.


What are the options for future Urgent Care Services?

The options presented for consultation are:

Option 1     Retain two minor injuries units for 12 hours per day, retain the number of out-of-hours services, extended GP opening times in hub arrangements, existing GP services to manage demand for minor ailments during the day

Option 2    Retain two minor injuries units for 12 hours per day, retain the number of out-of-hours services, extended GP opening times in hub arrangements, enhanced GP services to manage demand for minor ailments during the day and urgent requests during the day

Option 3    Retain two minor injuries units for 24 hours per day, retain the number of out-of-hours services, extended GP opening times in hub arrangements, enhanced GP services to manage demand for minor ailments and urgent requests during the day


How can I find out more information about the consultation?

You can visit the CCG’s website for more information and relevant documents here.

The CCG are holding a number of events where you can ask your questions and raise your concerns/comments. You will need to register to attend the events.

Locality

Day

Time of Event

Location

Sedgefield

Saturday 9 April 2016

10:00-12:00

Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre

Easington

Saturday 16 April 2016

10:00-12:00

Peterlee Leisure Centre

Durham Dales

Friday 22 April 2016

09:30-11:30

Bishop Auckland Rugby Club

Easington

Wednesday 27 April 2016

18:00-20:00

Seaham Golf Club

Sedgefield

Thursday 28 April 2016

10:00-12:00

Spennymoor Leisure Centre

Durham Dales

Saturday 30 April 2016

10:00-12:00

GlaxoSmithKline, Barnard Castle

Durham Dales

Wednesday 4 May 2016

17:30-19:30

Wolsingham School Sports Hall

Easington

Thursday 12 May 2016

14:00-16:00

Easington Social Welfare Centre

Sedgefield

Wednesday 11 May 2016

18:00-20:00

Sedgefield Racecourse

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