Residents encouraged to use the Brent Urgent Care Centre(1 Post)
With Christmas around the corner health professionals are urging patients to use the Brent Urgent Care Centre (UCC) if they or a loved one experience an illness or injury that is urgent, but not life-threatening.
The urgent care centre located at Central Middlesex Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and no appointments are needed.
Adults and children can be seen for a range of minor illnesses and injuries including: sprains and strains of ankles, wrists and knees; minor burns of small areas; cuts including those that may need stitches; ear infections; and minor broken bones such as toes, finger and collarbone.
Dr Altin Hoxha, lead GP at Brent UCC, said: “Our experienced GPs and nurse practitioners can treat a broad range of minor injuries and illness.
“Since we opened in March 2011 we have helped to reduce pressures at local A&E departments. Patients with urgent, but not life-threatening conditions will be assessed and treated promptly.
“We can also help when your GP surgery is closed or if you cannot get a same day appointment.
“We’re passionate about giving you the best possible care and helping you to feel better, faster. That’s why we’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
The centre has access to x-ray facilities on site that allows it to deal with a wide range of health problems. Clinicians are well trained and if there is a need for urgent medication then this can be dispensed.
Pay and display parking is available at the urgent care centre and the following buses stop outside: 187, 224, 226, 228, 260, 440 and 487.
Dr Ethie Kong, a local GP and chair of Brent Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Around this time of the year it’s vital that residents are aware of their services and understand the best treatment options available for them.
“The centre at Central Middlesex Hospital is an important service that everyone should know about.”
Further information about Brent UCC can be found here: www.brenturgentcarecentre.nhs.uk
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