Help shape Urgent Treatment Centres in North Kent
Plans are being developed for Urgent Treatment Centres across the UK. The Centres would treat all minor illnesses and injuries for all age groups in one place.
Local GP Dr Sarah MacDermott, Chair of the CCG, said: “We have been reviewing services for the past three years and we want to bring our urgent care services such as our Minor Injuries Unit at Gravesham Community Hospital and GP Walk in Centre at Fleet Health Campus in Northfleet together. This will simplify things for local people helping them to access the right care when they need it, under one roof and will mean we can help take pressure off the local Emergency Department. We would like to get people’s feedback on our plans and would encourage everyone to fill in our survey.”
An Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) in the area is required by NHS England. Last year, the CCG considered creating the UTC at Gravesham Community Hospital, by relocating the Walk in Centre alongside the Minor Injuries Unit.
However, a new possibility has opened up of locating the UTC at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.
You can have your say by completing the online survey.