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Arrowe Park Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 196722, tabled on 28 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of the closure of five walk-in centres and minor injury units in Eastham, Wallasey, Birkenhead, New Ferry and Moreton in Wirral on the capacity of the A&E department at Arrowe Park Hospital.

Answered on

3 December 2018

NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is currently undertaking an Urgent Care Consultation until 12 December 2018, allowing it to consider the impact of suggested service changes on areas such as accident and emergency capacity. Proposals include the introduction of an Urgent Treatment Centre at Arrowe Park Hospital and more general practitioner extended access appointments across Wirral. This would replace walk in centre facilities located at the CCG’s current urgent care venues, but does not mean that these locations would close as they may deliver other services. The main consultation document is available at the following link:

www.wirralurgentcare.co.uk

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is being provided with £2 million of winter capital funding this year to help improve its urgent and emergency care.

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