14 FEB 2017

Therese Hits Out at CCG for Reducing Minor Injuries Service in Halesworth

Therese has hit out over plans by the CCG to reduce the number of patients able to seek treatment for minor injuries at Cutlers Hill Surgery in another blow for health facilities in Halesworth.

East Coast Community Healthcare previously contracted Cutlers Hill to provide a minor injury service but gave notice this would be stopping at the end of 2016. Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG now propose to pay Cutlers Hill to see no more than 162 patients a year when the true total seeking minor injury treatment is 750.

Therese said: "This is another blow to patients in Halesworth and surrounding villages, already let down by failure of ECCH and CCG to provide the services promised as part of reorganisation which was supposed to improve patient care. If these plans go-ahead then 600 more patients a year will have to seek treatment in A&E more than an hour away."

Therese added: "My patience is wearing thin and I'm following up with East Coast Community Healthcare, the CCG and the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt for answers".

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