Putney MP, Fleur Anderson, announced that the Minor Injuries Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital will reopen, after leading a campaign in Parliament.
The Urgent Care Centre in Roehampton serves over 16,000 local residents annually. It was closed in March to cope with the outbreak of coronavirus.
Speaking on the Minor Injuries Unit reopening, Fleur Anderson said:
“Today I met with Health Minister Edward Argar who confirmed the great news that the Minor Injuries unit will be reopening at Queen Mary’s Hospital.
“I lead a debate in Parliament last week to show how much local people wanted the Minor Injuries Unit to reopen. I am delighted that the Minister and NHS Trust listened to residents’ concerns and welcome plans to reopen the Minor Injuries Unit in November.
“From next month a service will be available combining the Minor Injuries Unit with much needed bookable GP appointments. I welcome the reopening of this primary care facility which will be able to relieve some of the winter pressure on local GPs by delivering flu vaccinations, cervical smears and childhood vaccinations. Vital community pharmacy services will also return with same day deliveries of medication to homes expected to be offered this winter."