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Prospective MP for Solihull joins fight to save walk in centre

CONCERNED residents recently met with the chief executive of Solihull walk-in centre Dr Sunil Kotecha to show their support for the under threat facility.

Solihull walk-in centre
Solihull walk-in centre

CONCERNED residents recently met with the chief executive of Solihull walk-in centre Dr Sunil Kotecha to show their support for the under threat facility.

The locals, who were also joined by prospective MP for Solihull Julian Knight, were showing a united front in their fight to keep the walk-in centre open.

The popular service is currently part of a wider urgent care review, which is being carried out by the Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

CCG bosses are looking at integrating all of the urgent care services, including the walk-in centre and Solihull’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) department, to form a ‘front door’ approach.

Mr Knight said: “We must keep walk-in services at the site of Solihull Hospital no matter what.

“If they are planning on moving into the main building we must have crystal clear and bona fide assurances that it will not mean that there is any damage to services.”

Mr Knight has also raised concerns over the 2,000 patients who are registered for GP services at the walk-in centre.

“Many of these people have medical conditions - such as asthma and diabetes.

“They, like the rest of the people of Solihull, need a walk-in facility,” he added.

 

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