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Erdington Health and Wellbeing Walk-in Centre to temporarily close

Erdington WICAs you will be aware, the NHS is currently facing an unprecedented situation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

We are having to make some temporary changes to local NHS services, to help us care for patients and maintain safe staffing levels.

Due to the very low number of patients attending the Erdington Walk-in Centre over recent weeks, the decision has been made to temporarily close the service.

This will happen from 8pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

This means that the staff who currently work at Erdington Walk-in Centre can be redeployed to other local NHS services.

For those patients who require urgent medical help, and who would have attended the walk-in centre, there are a number of options:

  • Contact NHS 111 – either online (https://111.nhs.uk/) or by phone (available 24/7 and free to call)
  • Use the Ask A&E app (https://www.uhb.nhs.uk/ask)
  • Telephone your GP practice
  • Travel to your nearest accident and emergency department (life threatening situations only e.g. loss of consciousness, persistent chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding or severe allergic reactions).

Signage at the walk-in centre will advise patients that it is closed and of the above options.

We will advise you when the service returns to its usual opening hours.

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