Corby Urgent Care centre reminds people it's open over Christmas
The bosses of Corby's treasured urgent care centre have reminded local people that they will be open throughout the Christmas period.
Now part of the OnePrimaryCare network, the centre in Cottingham Road treats all kinds of minor injuries, has an x-ray machine and an observation bay.
It was saved in its current format in 2018 thanks to a hard-fought campaign by local people.
It had previously been proposed that a downgraded version of the centre was open only to people registered with a Corby GP. But a local campaign group took their fight all the way to the high court - and won.
The new owners, who took over this year, are reminding people that the centre will continue to operate between 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year and will be open to patients requiring urgent medical care on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
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Simone Ritson, Service Coordinator at Corby Urgent Care Centre says: “We wish every patient and Corby residents a very Merry Christmas and sincerely hope they do not need urgent care over the festive period – however, should they need to see a healthcare professional, the Corby Urgent Care Centre can treat most urgent minor illnesses and injuries.
"There is no need to book an appointment for urgent issues – simply register at Reception and the team will organise a GP or nurse practitioner."
This festive season, the team at Corby Urgent Care Centre is also providing a Christmas Day lunch for the homeless from 1pm-4pm on Christmas Day. In association with the local homeless charity Corby Rise, the centre is expected to host up to 40 people from the community.
Instead of Christmas cards this year, the staff from the Corby Urgent Care Centre team are donating towards a hamper for Corby Rise. A reverse advent calendar initiative will provide the homeless with hampers, as the UCC team donate essentials to help the community through the cold winter months.