Lincoln MP Karen Lee finally calls for walk-in-centre to remain open

Lincoln MP Karen Lee has called for the Walk-in-Centre on Monks Road to remain open following a meeting with Lincolnshire West CCG.

At the hour-long meeting, the MP received an update on the consultation and expressed concerns she had received from residents across Lincoln and the surrounding area.

The current service contract with Lincolnshire Community Health Services, due to end in September 2017, was discussed and the CCG gave an assurance that the service wouldn’t close on that date.

Karen Lee said: “There needs to be appropriate transitional services in place so that existing users of the Walk-in Centre have the same level of service they are currently able to access.

“I welcome the commitment from the CCG not to close the Walk-in Centre in September, but whatever the outcome of the consultation I would still want assurances that until alternative services are up and running and shown to be effective, the Walk-in Centre would remain open.”

Sarah-Jane Mills, Chief Operating Officer for the CCG added: “The CCG is working with the current provider and other health care partners to ensure arrangements are in place to support the full range of options for the Walk-in Centre that the governing body will consider at the public board meeting on the September 27.”

The CCG’s consultation has recently been extended by almost two weeks and will now close on Friday, August 18.

Some 2,000 people have so far submitted formal responses.

People can find out more and speak to CCG staff at public drop-in sessions held on Wednesday, August 9, between 10am and 1pm, and between 4pm and 7pm, at Abbey Access Centre in Monks Road.

To have your say on the proposals, you can fill in the survey online here.