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Nearly one in five patients in England admit they have misused A&E

The poll - commissioned by patient watchdog Healthwatch England - asked more than 1,700 people about their experiences and views on the NHS.

 

It found 18% admitted to using A&E when they needed non-emergency care.

 

The survey also showed that around a third of those who responded said that they did not know where their nearest minor injuries unit or NHS Walk in Centre was.

 

Here in Wirral, Wirral Community NHS Trust operate THREE Walk in centres and a GP Out of Hours Service that can help to ensure that you receive the right treatment and avoid going to A&E unless you really need to.

 

The Walk-in centre's are open 365 days a year until 10pm, the Minor Injuries Unit at Victoria Health Centre, Wallasey also has X-Ray facilities meaning that you can even get those suspected broken bones checked out.

 

Anyone can 'walk-in' to be seen by an experienced health professional within four hours, no appointment is needed.

 

  Victoria Central Walk-in Centre

  Mill Lane

  Wallasey

  CH44 5UF

  Opening Times:

  Monday - Sunday, 8.00am – 10:00pm

  (including bank holidays) 

  (with x-ray facilities)

  Eastham Walk-in Centre

  Eastham Rake

  Eastham

  CH62 9AN

  Opening Times:

  Monday – Friday, 2.00pm – 10:00pm

  (excluding bank holidays)

  Weekends and bank Holidays 9.00am – 5:00pm

  All Day Health Centre

  Arrowe Park Hospital

  Arrowe Park Road

  Upton

  CH49 5PE

  Opening Times:

  Monday – Sunday 8.00am – 10:00pm

  (including bank holidays)

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 15:21

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