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Presentation on Hillingdon Urgent Care Centre by Hillingdon CCG, July 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 08:18

Greenbrook Healthcare has secured the Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group's contract to run the Urgent Care Centre at the entrance to the Emergency Department at Hillingdon Hospital.  Later this year it will take over from Harmoni, a different private sector consortium, but will offer extended 24/7 coverage, run by GPs and experienced nurses, with more diagnostic facilities. It will treat injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening but need immediate attention.  All A&E patients, except those arriving by ambulance, will be triaged at the UCC and then either referred back to their own GPs, treated within the UCC, or - if they have more major needs -  transferred to the Emergency Department.  The aim is to tak pressure off the Emergency Department, and to save money.

The meeting on 31st July, videod here, was chaired by  Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group's Chairman, Dr Ian Goodman,  supported by Greenbrook Healthcare's Chief Executive, Michael Steel, and Trevor Begg, Lay Member of Hillingdon CCG.  The large audience appeared hostile to the appointment of a prvate consortium, albeit one linked to Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, because Hillingdon Hospital had bid for the contract without success.  Lively scenes resulted.  This three-parts video was made by Donald Edwards, Vice Chairman, The Community Voice.





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