Walk-in centre at Accrington Victoria will close in March

A patient group say they are ‘horrified’ after it was confirmed a GP walk-in centre used by tens of thousands of residents will close next March.

The centre, at Accrington Victoria Hospital, which provides a GP service from 8am to 8.30pm seven days a week to people unable to get an appointment with their GP, will shut its doors on March 31, 2017.

Instead, ‘health hubs’ will be created in Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribblesdale, which patients can access by calling their own GP practice.

But Russ McLean, from the Pennine and Lancashire Patient Voices Group, has hit out at the decision by East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). 

Full Article on Accrington Observer 14 December 2016