A WIRRAL LABOUR VICTORY AS NHS BOSSES SAY EASTHAM ‘WALK-IN CENTRE’ CLOSURE IS ‘TEMPORARY’

A statement issued by Wirral Labour today says “NHS bosses appeared to reverse their decision to shut Eastham Walk-in centre telling Labour Councillors who called

Adrian, Chris & Paul were all at the meeting in Wallasey Town Hall – seen in the background.

them to explain their actions that the measure is ‘temporary’.”

At yesterday’s meeting of the Council’s Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee “The Labour Group had called the local Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to the town hall to explain their controversial and unpopular decision after council leader Phil Davies had demanded the NHS managers look again at the decision to shut this service.”

Labour Cllr Moira McLaughlin, who chaired the committee, said it was “important that the decision-makers are held to account”. Local Labour candidate James Bennett’s petition was reported to have reached almost 5,000 signatures.

Adrian drew attention to the crucial role of our own Mill Lane Walk in Centre in referring injuries on to A&E.

Seacombe Ward Councillors are concerned that if the Eastham closure is not reversed it could set a precedent for further closures. Local medical centres are so heavily engaged that waiting lists can be alleviated when minor injuries can be dealt with at the Walk in Centre. Cllr Adrian Jones drew attention to the key role of Walk in Centres in identifying whether injuries needed to be transferred to the Accident & Emergency unit at Arrowe Park

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