Burnley's new urgent care unit takes shape
4:24pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
BURNLEY’S £9m integrated Urgent Care Centre is taking shape.
The work, at Burnley General Hospital, is being carried out by national building firm Kier Construction and should be completed by this autumn. The site, which will be reached via the hospital’s Briercliffe Road entrance, will eventually be home to a GP out-of-hours services and a children’s minor illness unit.
Cutting the first sod in October last year, MP Gordon Birtwistle, top left, said that “90 per cent of A&E services would return” to Burnley after being controversially transferred 17 miles away to Blackburn in November 2007. The Urgent Care Centre initiative is part of wider plans by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust to phase out older buildings in favour of more up-to-date facilities.