Last year, Dartford Gravesham & Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group (who organise health services in that area) consulted with local people about their plans to develop a new Urgent Treatment Centre to provide urgent, but not life threatening, treatment.
The CCG actively involved Healthwatch Kent at every stage of their process and came to talk to our local volunteers on many occasions to keep us uptodate and test their thinking with us.
The CCG sought feedback from the public about where to locate the new Urgent Treatment Centre. The proposal offered a choice between Darent Valley Hospital and Gravesham Community Hospital.
Based on feedback from the public, the CCG has now announced that it will create two Urgent Treatment Centres; one at Darent Valley Hospital and another at Gravesham Community Hospital.