From 1st April, the morning opening hours at the Minor Injury Unit / GP Hub have been restored.
The Unit is now open 8am to 8pm 365 days a year. This followed a long campaign by local residents and me, and I am delighted it has finally borne fruit. They can treat most injuries short of a bone fracture and you can walk straight in, although they encourage people to call 111 first. While the Purley Hospital X-Ray facility is open (roughly speaking, during office hours) an immediate referral can be made to it. It is vital that people use the new facility so that we don’t lose it again – please pass this on to your friends and neighbours so that they know that they can use the facility if needed.
Meanwhile at Croydon University Hospital (Mayday) work is currently underway on a £21m new A&E department. This is due to open in a few months’ time and will offer more capacity and a state-of-the-art service. This is good news for the whole Borough.