Burnley General Hospital casualty department BB10
From 11th October 2010, Burnley General Hospital’s casualty department is no longer being staffed by a specialist Accident & Emergency doctor between 2am and 8am each night.
Instead, the department - known as the Urgent Care Centre - is being run by nurses with access to an on-site family doctor, who local trade union officials say has not worked in an A&E environment for 15 years.
Previously, the department was staffed by nurses with support from a registrar who would normally have around five years’ experience of working in an A&E department.
A recent independent review recommended the Urgent Care Centre be upgraded.
- Source: www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/8443447.Union__horrified__at_cuts_…
- Posted by: Chaminda Jayanetti at 6:47am on 24 October 2010
Does this cut affect you or someone you know?