The Erdington Health and Wellbeing Walk–In Centre has been saved for a second time after being under threatfor four years. After the efforts and campaigns involving 4,000 local people, led by Jack Dromey MP it has never closed its doors to people seeking treatment.
Against the backdrop of criticisms over of the funding of the NHS and the crisis in urgent care, health bosses have confirmed that the future of the much loved service, used by thousands of local people, has been secured for at least the next 24 months with 6 months’ notice at any point. The services is available from 8am – 8pm for 365 days a year for those who need urgent medical attention.
Jack Dromey, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Erdington and Shadow Minister for Labour, said:
“The Erdington Health and Wellbeing Walk-In Centre has been crucial for the welfare of local people and has saved lives.
Twice in 4 years we have fought hard to secure the future of the Walk-In Centre. The Walk-In Centre gives outstanding service to the people of North Birmingham, which includes areas of high levels of deprivation and ill-health. It is only right that the service continues in an area that needs a Walk-In Centre the most.
Safe for now but we will remain vigilant. With the help of local people, we will once again secure the long term future of the local jewel in the crown of our NHS.”