Watch: The moment Lincolnshire West CCG bosses decided to close the Lincoln Walk-In-Centre

NHS bosses have agreed to close the Lincoln Walk-In-Centre at the end of the winter period, despite intense public pressure to keep the service open for residents.

The closure of the centre was approved at a meeting at Ruston Sports and Social Club on Wednesday, September 27.

Watch the video of the decision recorded in full by The Lincolnite:

Lay Chair of the Lincolnshire West CCG governing body Richard Childs delivered the group’s verdict on the recommendation which was as follows:

Richard Childs (centre). Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“Continue to implement plans to enhance primary care services and raise the awareness of the public as to alternative provision available and subject to evidence based reviews by the governing body in November and January in the key areas of students, children under 5, additional primary care appointments and access for patients requiring treatment at weekends, to close the walk in centre at the end of the winter period.”

Their decision is particularly controversial with the 2,765 people who took part in the CCG’s consultation – 94% of whom were against the closure.

The meeting was also attended by campaigners, who made their sentiment known by leaving an unpleasant plateful of bull dung at the entrance, spiked with placards reading “STPs”, and “minimal impact to A&E”.

Campaigners against the closure used bull manure to express their feelings. Photo: Steve Smailes