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Right Arrow Minor Injuries Unit temporarily relocates while refurbishment gets underway
17 June 2009 at 09:39

Work gets underway later this month to transform part of Ormskirk & District General Hospital into a new £3million health centre.

The refurbishments will make way for the state-of-the-art Primary Care Access Centre, which is due to open towards the end of 2009 as part of NHS Central Lancashire’s drive to improve health and healthcare. It will offer brand new services, giving people new facilities on their doorstep which will increase access to treatment and advice.

While refurbishment works are ongoing, the Minor Injuries Unit will be temporarily relocating. It will close at 5pm on Sunday 21 June and re-open on Ormskirk Hospital’s B Ward at 8am on Monday 22 June. The entrance to the unit will be around the back of the hospital and will be well signposted.

The adult orthopaedic outpatients’ clinic, the appliance office and the plaster room are also relocating from 22 June to Southport & Formby District General Hospital.

The adult orthopaedic clinics will be held next to the Medical Day Unit and Eye Unit on the ground floor and will be signposted as the Orthopaedic Outpatients (Paediatric Department).

Four types of service will be offered by the new facility including:

• A GP-led health centre offering pre-booked and drop-in GP services from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, making it easier for people to get advice and support at a time that is convenient to them;

• Improved accommodation for the existing GP out-of-hours service;

• An Urgent Care Centre offering drop-in advice and treatment for minor injuries and ailments every day of the week from 8am to 10pm for all patients, irrespective of whether or not they are registered with a GP;

• A significantly expanded dental service with pre-booked appointments alongside an out-of-hours, emergency dental service from 10am to 10pm, seven-days-a-week.


Editors’ Note

Picture shows an artists impression of the entrance to the new Access Centre

NHS Central Lancashire is the primary care trust for Preston, Chorley and South Ribble and West Lancashire. It receives a budget from the Department of Health to plan and pay for local NHS services. This includes paying GPs and dentists, commissioning hospital and mental health services and managing public health campaigns. It does not manage local NHS hospitals, which are independent trusts, but does pay for many of the services they offer.

Please contact the Customer Care Team for information and advice about services arranged and provided by NHS Central Lancashire. Freephone 0800 032 24 24, telephone 01695 588059 or e-mail us at

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714