This bank holiday weekend, and beyond, Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre is open to help patients get the right care.
The Peterborough UTC, located at the City Care Centre on Thorpe Road, is able to treat patients who need urgent help but do not require an ambulance or a visit to an emergency department. Some of the issues that the UTC can help with include sprains and strains, suspected broken bones, minor head injuries and conditions affecting young children including those under the age of two.
The UTC is open seven days a week between 8am and 8pm, including on the upcoming bank holiday Monday on May 25.
Speaking on behalf of NHS organisations in Peterborough, Dr Gary Howsam, clinical chair at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “By going to the UTC for issues that don’t require a visit to the Emergency Department, you can make sure you get seen by the right medical professionals at the right time.
"A trip to an A&E department can often feel stressful, so this is a very good alternative for those patients who have sustained minor injuries, such as strains, sprains, minor head injuries or cuts and grazes.
“If you are unsure if you need to attend the UTC or get medical attention elsewhere, NHS 111 online provides free advice 24/7. You can access the tool via 111.nhs.uk.”