Urgent care consultation

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Health chiefs will ask the public for feedback when they launch a consultation to review urgent care services in Ryedale and Scarborough on Monday.

The 12 week consultation will look at the proposals from the NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which wants new urgent care centres to be created with staff on hand around the clock to provide treatment to anyone with a sudden illness or injury not considered to be a 999 emergency.

The CCG says the service would provide patients with the “right service, first time.”

Health chiefs hope the changes will ease the pressure on accident and emergency departments at the hospitals in York and Scarborough.

The consultation review will look at four aspects of the current urgent care service, including the Minor Injuries at Malton Hospital, the GP out of hours service, the walk-in service at Castle Health Centre, Scarborough, and non-emergency presentations at Scarborough Hospital.

Campaigners in support of retaining services at Malton Hospital have previously said they will not comment until they have seen full details of the proposals.

The consultation will feature a range of ways for residents to have their say, including a number of events organised by the CCG.




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