The second phase in the development of the new Corby Urgent Care Centre is now complete with two additional services moving into the premises.
From today (Wednesday, February 6) Corby Minor Injuries Unit will move from the diagnostic centre to the new urgent care centre in Cottingham Road.
In addition, an x-ray service is moving into a newly-equipped room in the building.
Patients will now be treated at the urgent care centre for minor injuries such as strains, sprains, wounds, minor burns and fractures
Children with high temperatures, people with breathing problems, bladder and other painful infections, abdominal pain, severe headaches and patients with worrying worsening of a long-term condition can also be treated at the complex.
The minor injury and x-ray services will also be extended to match the existing opening hours of the urgent care centre, enabling residents to benefit from the opening times of 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
Dr Peter Wilczynski, chairman designate of NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group, said, “This is great news for Corby patients to have all these services under one roof. T
“The new centre brings a range of benefits to patients including a single point of access to urgent care services, x-ray and diagnostic facilities as well as observation bays, all of which reduce the need for patients to travel to hospital, bringing care closer to home.”
The urgent care centre opened in October last year providing the urgent medical condition service and replacing the nurse-led walk-in centre for minor illnesses. Patients are advised to contact their own GP surgery in the first instance if they have a minor illness.
No appointment is necessary for the minor injuries unit or the urgent medical condition services but patients will be seen in order of clinical priority, so may have to wait if their condition is not as serious as others.