The existing Urgent Treatment Centre sees people with a range of urgent, but not life-threatening, illnesses and injuries such as sprains, minor burns and scalds, sports injuries, minor head injuries and more. These are the types of illnesses and injuries that if left untreated may become more severe quite quickly.
The proposals would see the Urgent Treatment Centre moving from its current site at the City Care Centre on Thorpe Road in Peterborough to Peterborough City Hospital.
Dr Vaz Ahmed, Emergency Medicine Consultant and clinical lead of emergency and urgent care for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP, explains:
“Moving these services to one location would create a fully integrated urgent and emergency service. Creating a single front door for all urgent and emergency services, which would mean people would only have to travel to one location for their urgent and emergency health needs, rather than trying to work out which service is the right one for them.
“When we spoke to our local community during the BIG conversation last year, 73% people said they would like just one place to contact for advice and treatment that could book you an urgent appointment with the right service within two days, or sooner if needed. By bringing together the Urgent Treatment Centre and the Emergency Department at Peterborough City Hospital we can create a seamless service for people with urgent or emergency health needs.”
The consultation is being led by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for buying NHS services in the local area, and will run from Wednesday 5 August until Wednesday 30 September.
You can have your say by completing a survey online here, or by joining one of our online consultation events:
- Weds 19 August 5pm to 6.30pm
- Thursday 10 September 5.30pm to 7pm
Details of how to join the virtual events can be found on our website here.
People can also have their say by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning us on 01223 725400 to request a hard copy of the survey.
Dr Andrew Anderson, Urgent and Emergency Care Lead at the CCG, added:
“Due to the current Government guidance relating to social distancing, we have moved our consultation online and will be working with a range of local partners and groups to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to share their views. I would encourage anyone who uses these local services to share their views with us before 30 September.”
You can view the consultation document and survey here.