Urgent Care Centre: we should be thankful for small mercies

We live in a world of ever-increasing centralisation, especially in our health service.

Friday, 28th March 2014, 2:17 pm
Photo Neil Cross The official opening of urgent care centre by Prof. Eileen Fairhurst, chairman of ELTH. at Burnley General Hospital

When Burnley lost its own A&E Department, many people feared it was the end for urgent care facilities in the area.

But I guess we have to be thankful for small mercies and the unveiling of the new urgent care centre at Burnley General Hospital gives us more than a few crumbs of comfort.

The facility affords much the old A&E offered, although it will never replace the loss of our former blue light facilities.

We may have lost our A&E, but at least we have some urgent care provision. That cannot be said for all areas.