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Health bosses urged to move Tamiflu point

HEALTH bosses have been urged to move a Tamiflu collection point out of Solihull Central Library.

HEALTH bosses have been urged to move a Tamiflu collection point out of Solihull Central Library.

Maggie Throup, Prospective Conservative MP for Solihull, has hit out at the disruption brought about by the pick-up point.

Although the theatre is closed throughout August, Ms Throup said that other services had been affected.

The tourism information team has been moved, visitors must enter the cafe through a separate entrance, and blood donations have been cancelled.

There have also been problems for the groups that use the studio space, although steps have been taken to find them alternative

locations.

Ms Throup said: “I first raised my concerns about the library being used as the collection point for swine flu antivirals at the end of July, but residents’ experiences now being fed back to me have emphasised my concerns.” She suggested that it would make more sense to set up a number of smaller points around the borough.

The antiviral collection point was one of two opened last month – the other is at Chelmsley Wood library.

Stephen Munday, Solihull NHS Care Trust’s Director of Public Health, said: “Libraries have been used as antiviral collection points across the country. Unfortunately there has been some disruption to the library, and theatre box office, however, the full range of services is still being provided from within the library. The council is keeping these arrangements under review, and will be closely monitoring the situation.”

* Do you think the library is the right place to provide Swine Flu medication? Email solihull_news@mrn.co.uk or write in to the usual address.

 

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