Urgent Care Centre: we should be thankful for small mercies

Photo Neil Cross'The  official opening of urgent care centre by Prof. Eileen Fairhurst, chairman of ELTH. at Burnley General Hospital
Photo Neil Cross'The official opening of urgent care centre by Prof. Eileen Fairhurst, chairman of ELTH. at Burnley General Hospital
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We live in a world of ever-increasing centralisation, especially in our health service.

When Burnley lost its own A&E Department, many people feared it was the end for urgent care facilities in the area.

But I guess we have to be thankful for small mercies and the unveiling of the new urgent care centre at Burnley General Hospital gives us more than a few crumbs of comfort.

The facility affords much the old A&E offered, although it will never replace the loss of our former blue light facilities.

We may have lost our A&E, but at least we have some urgent care provision. That cannot be said for all areas.