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Hear about health unit plans at consultation

The Cottage Hospital in Coventry Road, Market Harborough

The Cottage Hospital in Coventry Road, Market Harborough

 

People can ask questions and find out more information about planned changes to the minor injuries unit in Market Harborough at a consultation event.

The Mail last week reported how health bosses are pressing ahead with three new options for minor injuries provision in Harborough.

The East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group, which runs health services in our area, is holding an eight-week consultation on the shake-up, starting on Monday.

Harborough could see cuts to opening hours or cover being provided by GPs.

People can ask questions and have their say at a consultation event being held at Harborough Congregational Church Hall in Bowden Lane between 3.30pm and 5pm next Thursday.

Injuries such as sprains, cuts, grazes and minor burns are dealt with by nurses with support from doctors at Harborough’s walk-in centre at the Cottage Hospital in Coventry Road, with cover from 9am to 9pm, seven days a week.

Option one is similar to now but with cover from 9am to 5pm in the week and from 10am to 3pm at weekends.

Option two would see opening hours from 8am to to 8pm in the week and 9am to 5pm on weekends.

Option three would see cover provided by GP surgeries from 8.30am to 6.30pm in the week.

An urgent care centre somewhere in Harborough would cover from 6pm to 9pm, in the week and also from 9am to7pm at weekends.

The consultation runs until April 18.

More informationabout the proposals is available at www.eastleicestershireandrutlandccg.nhs.uk.

 

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