this picture shows the exterior of the A&E department at Sandwell Hospital where a new urgent treatment centre is now located

Apr 01st 2021

Urgent Treatment Centre opens at hospital

A new Urgent Treatment Centre has opened its doors at Sandwell Hospital – and will be accessible to all patients.

The facility, based at the West Bromwich hospital, replaces the walk-in centre at Parsonage Street, which was situated just a few yards away.

It offers GP-led urgent, but not emergency care, for ailments such as suspected broken bones, abdominal pain and minor illnesses.

Patients from all areas are able to attend, however if they are not registered with a GP they will be asked to sign up.

Those attending the new centre will be directed to the A&E department at Sandwell Hospital where they will be sent to the right area at the front door.

GP and Clinical Chair for the new centre, Dr Nicki Gill said: “This is a much-needed facility within the area and means that those requiring urgent same day care can see a GP.  

“As we know, treatment for certain conditions, illnesses or injuries do not always require hospital care or admission and this centre gives patients that option.

“By offering GP-led care to the community we are also reducing pressure on our A&E departments.”

The centre will be open for urgent care seven days a week, from 9am to 9pm. Appointments can be made by calling NHS 111 or by walking in.

 


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