Minor treatment service to start in New Year

People suffering from minor injuries will soon be able to access a new drop-in treatment centre which will be opening in the New Year.

This minor treatment service will be provided at the NHS Treatment Centre within the Freedom Centre on Preston Road.  The service will start on the 2nd January and will be staffed by highly trained Nurse Practitioners who will be able to assess and treat and whole host of minor injuries or related conditions.
Burns, scalds, cuts, injuries to joints and muscles, minor head injuries and bites and stings are just some of the injuries that can be treated at the centre.

Hilary Lagopoulos is a Nurse Practitioner who works within the Treatment Centre, she said,

“This minor treatment service will support those services already offered by GPs and Hull Royal Infirmary’s Accident and Emergency Department.
Our service will be fast and convenient and can be accessed by anyone aged over 18 months, and they don’t need to live locally to come here. “

The minor treatment service is the second phase of services to be introduced into the Treatment Centre; the first phase services started in August last year and includes sexual health advice for young people, support for carers, advice on the use of medications and support for people suffering from anxiety and depression.

This new minor treatment service will complement the one already available at the Minor Injuries Unit within Bransholme Health Centre. 

The NHS Treatment Centre can be contacted on 344580.

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Notes to Editors

The Treatment Centre is being run by Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT), within the recently opened Freedom Centre on Preston Road, and will support the host of other community services already based within this £3.7m flagship building.

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