Extra signs to help locate Burnley’s Urgent Care Centre

�9m. BUILDING:The new Urgent Care centre (S)
�9m. BUILDING:The new Urgent Care centre (S)
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Extra signs and more parking spaces should help patients and staff searching for the new Urgent Care Centre at Burnley General.

The move comes a year after the £9m. centre opened because people are still having difficulties finding it at the hospital.

VISIT: From the left, Kevin McGee, Urgent Care Centre matron Julie Kay, Mr Birtwistle and Dr Georgina Robertson clinical director of emergency department and urgent care centres (S)

VISIT: From the left, Kevin McGee, Urgent Care Centre matron Julie Kay, Mr Birtwistle and Dr Georgina Robertson clinical director of emergency department and urgent care centres (S)

“It can be extremely stressful to arrive on site knowing you need urgent care and find you are then in the wrong place,” said Trust estates director Martin Morgan.

He arranged better direction signs and more car park spaces after complaints from patients and staff.

Using the hospital’s Briercliffe Road entrance is the easiest way to get to the new urgent care centre.

“It is in what is known as Area 10”.

Mr Morgan said patients should visit the Trust’s website to view and download the map and follow the signs when they arrived on site.

The download can be found at

Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle was shown round the Urgent Care Centre when he called at the hospital to meet the Trust’s new chief executive Kevin McGee.

Pictured left to right are Kevin McGee, UCC Matron Julie Kay, Gordon Birtwistle and Clinical Director of the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centres Dr Georgina Robertson.