Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust are working together to procure a new Urgent Care Centre on the Solihull Hospital site. This will be a single, innovative service that delivers urgent primary care and minor injuries treatment; all under one roof.
Welcoming the joint working arrangement, Dr Patrick Brooke, Chief Officer for Solihull CCG said:
“The overwhelming positive public response in favour of an urgent care centre coupled with the tight timescales to deliver the service by spring 2016 helped shape the decision for the CCG and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to join forces and work together for the benefit of all those who use the hospital. It is both a practical and common sense approach to form such a strategic partnership. By drawing on the experience of the Trust, they will be able to assist in the co-design and help facilitate delivery of the new service. This means we can benefit from their expertise, as well as being able to seek their advice when integrating the urgent care centre facilities to complement those on offer across the wider hospital site.”
Endorsing the new approach, Professor Matthew Cooke, Deputy Medical Director (Strategy & Transformation) Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust added:
“We are delighted to be involved with the CCG in delivering a new, innovative urgent care service on our Solihull Hospital site. We believe that patients will benefit from bringing all the three current facilities together, namely the Walk in, Out of hours and Minor Injuries services which are in different parts of the hospital grounds and relocating them under one roof. By grouping them in this way we can ensure seamless and less complicated access to urgent primary care facilities.”