Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG to hold more meetings over county’s threatened minor injury units
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The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has arranged more public meetings to discuss the future of the county’s threatened minor injury units and outpatient services.
Over 170 people attended the first of the meetings in Ely this week and the CCG has arranged a further meeting at March Community Centre on September 8, with second meetings in Wisbech and Ely to be announced.
The future of MIUs in Ely, Wisbech and Doddington has been thrown into uncertainty after a leaked CCG report said closing them was the only “realistic option.”
Tracy Dowling, chief officer for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG said: “More than 170 people came to our meeting in Ely on Tuesday to listen to our ideas and share their views on the work we are doing to review minor injury services in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland, and we’re keen to keep these discussions going.
“We welcome the contributions that have been made so far and will continue to listen to what people have to tell us over the coming months.
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“We would like to reiterate that no decisions have been made about the future of the minor injury services in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland.
“We are looking at how these services relate to recommendations from the national review of urgent care services and how we might deliver minor injury services locally, working alongside other services including GPs and community services.
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“If any significant changes are considered necessary as a result of these discussions then a formal public consultation will take place.”
“To ensure that everyone is given a chance to have their say and feed into the review of services, additional meetings are being arranged for over the coming months.”
Further meetings are due to take place on:
• Tuesday August 23, Doddington Recreation Hall, 7pm-9pm
• Thursday August 25, Wisbech Rosmini Centre, 6.30-8.30pm
• Thursday September 8, March Community Centre, 6.30-8pm
• Additional dates for Wisbech and Ely to be confirmed.
For updates and more information, visit www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk, call 01223 725304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.