From 1 October, 2019 delivery of urgent healthcare services in Colchester and Tendring is changing. There are now new Urgent Treatment Centres at Colchester Hospital and Clacton Hospital, with another for minor injuries only) t Fryatt Hospital, Harwich.
The Urgent Treatment Centre at Colchester Hospital has been built next to the Emergency Department (A&E) and will replace the Walk-in Centre in Turner Road. The Urgent Treatment Centre at Clacton Hospital will replace the current Minor Injuries Unit but remain on the same site. The Minor Injuries Unit at Fryatt Hospital, Harwich, will become an Urgent Treatment Centre (Minor Injuries Only). It will continue to be available to assess and treat minor injuries and remain on the same site.
Blood tests (phlebotomy) in Colchester from 1 October, 2019
The Urgent Treatment Centre at Colchester Hospital will not provide walk-in blood test (phlebotomy) services. These services can be obtained from GP practices, which may direct patients to the walk-in blood test (phlebotomy) service at the Primary Care Centre in Turner Road. This is available Monday to Wednesday: 7am-2pm and Thursday to Friday: 8am-10.45am.
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