Doctor reveals Slough NHS Walk-In Centre could close by September

A doctor concerned about further pressures on Wexham Park Hospital has revealed there are plans to close Slough’s walk in centre.

In an email seen by the Express, sent on Monday, Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CGG) director of strategy of operations Fiona Slevin-Brown announced that the Slough NHS Walk-In Centre will close by the end of August.

In the message, which was shown to the Express by an anonymous East Berkshire doctor, Ms Slevin-Brown said: “Recently we have come to understand that the service is having difficulties in sustaining safe staffing levels within the walk-in element of the service.”

She said that because of this problem, Berkshire CCGs and Berkshire Health Foundation Trust (BHFT) agreed that there should be no short term contract extension for the Albert Street centre.

The two groups have agreed that the walk-in centre’s functions should be transferred to Wexham Park Hospital’s A&E department by the end of August.


Full story in Slough Express, 26 May 2017