New Urgent Treatment Services- Feb 2018-Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE 23 February 2018

New urgent treatment services available for East Riding of Yorkshire residents

People living in East Riding of Yorkshire will soon be able to take advantage of improved access to care and treatment for their minor injuries and illnesses with the opening of three Urgent Treatment Centres, open 16 hours and two 8 to 8 Centres in the East Riding.

Urgent Treatment Centres

From Wednesday 4th April 2018, patients with an urgent injury or illness that is not serious, life or limb threatening can arrange to go to their nearest Urgent Treatment Centre based in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole. Open from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week, 365 days per year, urgent treatment centres can treat a number of common conditions such as:

  • Cuts and grazes
  • Sprains and strains 
  • Simple broken bones
  • Wound and wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds 
  • Minor head injuries 
  • Insect and animal bites 
  • Minor eye injuries (foreign bodies in eye) 
  • Back, head and neck injuries/whiplash 
  • Minor back injuries 
  • Skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions 
  • Urine infections 
  • Raised temperature/fever

In addition, Urgent Treatment Centres will have access to x-ray facilities and patient diagnostic testing including urinalysis, blood glucose testing and ECGs, allowing nurse practitioners to assess and diagnose conditions and where necessary, prescribe medication, issue prescriptions and provide onward referrals to appropriate departments i.e. fracture clinics.

NHS 111

People can walk into an Urgent Treatment Centre however, advice from the CCG is to ‘Talk before you walk’ by contacting NHS 111 and, where appropriate, a clinical advisor will assess symptoms, provide advice and guidance or decide what medical help is needed, advise where to go and if needed arrange an appointment.

8 to 8 Centres

New 8 to 8 Centres, available in Driffield and Withernsea, will also open their doors on Wednesday 4th April 2018, providing planned, non-urgent care from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year. In response to feedback received during the public consultation, people in Driffield and Withernsea, needing urgent treatment for a minor injury, can ring NHS 111 who will assess their symptoms and, where clinically appropriate, arrange an appointment for them at their local 8 to 8 Centres. Appropriately, trained and competent qualified nurses can assess and treat a number of minor injuries including:

  • Cuts and grazes 
  • Sprains and strains 
  • Wound and wound infections 
  • Minor burns and scalds 
  • Minor head injuries 
  • Insect and animal bites

The CCG has listened to concerns about access to a Urgent Treatment Centres. In response to these concerns, a transport solution will be provided for people in Withernsea who do not have any other means of transport. NHS 111 will assess patients, and if an Urgent Treatment Centre is identified as the most appropriate place for them to go, City Health Care Partnership will arrange transport to and from Beverley Urgent Treatment Centre. In developing this solution, the CCG particularly took into account the significant distance to the nearest Urgent Treatment Centre, the rural isolation, poor access to public transport, the high levels of deprivation and the low car ownership of Withernsea, which is not the case in other parts of the East Riding.

Click the link below for Information  details of opening times of the new Urgent Treatment Centres and 8 to 8 Centres, along with the date and times the old Minor Injury Units will be permanently closing in each locality


MEDIA RELEASE New urgent treatment services available for East Riding of Yorkshire residents

Urgent Treatment Services Posters_


Urgent Treatment Services Leaflet