Plans were unveiled on Friday 11 December 2015 that aim to transform urgent care for patients at Crawley Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre (UCC).
The Open Day event at Crawley Hospital saw visitors from Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex, given a virtual tour (video link below) of how an expanded and refurbished UCC might look using computer generated images. An enlarged Clinical Assessment Unit with more beds will greatly increase capacity and scope of service. A new treatment area for children and a larger reception area will ensure the best possible experience for local patients.
Crawley Urgent Care Centre is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to treat most injuries or illnesses that are not life threatening including sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries. No appointment is necessary.
Subject to final approval, the plans also include a new ward with 26 beds for people who need hospital care but are not so unwell they need treatment at a bigger, acute hospital such as Princes Royal (Haywards Heath) or East Surrey (Redhill). The ward includes an art therapy unit, gymnasium and assisted kitchen facilities to prepare patients for the transition back to their home.
The expansion plans are driven by NHS Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group, which purchases and plans most local health services within the locality.
The planned investment would bring services closer to the communities they serve, in line with the CCG’s 5 Communities Plan: looking at future health services across Crawley, Horsham, East Grinstead, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.
Watch the video and view images below to find out more. 'TUCC' - Transforming Urgent Care Crawley.
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