The Pinn Medical Centre is going to ‘maintain walk in services for all patients at the site’ it has been announced.
The message posted yesterday (7 February) on the Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group website said confirmed the news that will no doubt be a delight to many.
They said: “We have been discussing the future of the walk in services at the Pinn Medical Centre with patients over the last few months.”
They continued: “Having considered the feedback we have received, we can confirm that we will be working with the Pinn Medical Centre to maintain the provision of walk in services for all patients at the site.”
Posts on social media have been welcoming the news with one person saying: “GREAT news for our Medical Centre!!! Harrow CCG has announced they’ll “maintain the provision of walk in services for all patients at the site”. Be interesting to get the detail re whether it’ll be open, as now, to all visitors or just those living locally”
Last year, a petition, which had over 6,000 signatures, stated that Harrow residents in should have access to a walk-in centre all year round, largely created because the Avenue Health Centre and Belmont Health Centre in Harrow, switched to appointment-only visits within the last couple of years.
Joanne Daswani, chairman of the Pinn Medical Centre Patients Association, said: “The CCG’s proposal makes no sense at all – everyone knows we should be trying to reduce pressure on A&E departments not increasing it.
“Surely with all parties promising to boost NHS funding it is madness now to introduce a proposal that threatens the closure of an essential service that directly benefits 40,000 patients a year in Harrow and beyond.”
Another person commented on the decision saying: “Good news for all of Harrow, not aware of another walk in within the borough. Thank you to everyone who campaigned for its survival.”