Located next to the Emergency Department, the UCC is part of an integrated emergency service to provide care for patients with illnesses and injuries that do not need to be treated in the main Emergency Department, but whose care needs are nonetheless urgent.
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Claire Champion, Director of Operations & Nursing for Lewisham Healthcare Trust, said:
"Our improved urgent care facilities are just the latest development for the Trust. Over the last year, we have opened a range of new facilities, including a birth centre, a children's day care unit, outpatient services and a radiology suite.
"We are also upgrading the Trust's main Emergency Department facilities to provide more space for services, and provide acre in a better environment, with larger, better-equipped resuscitation services. This work is scheduled to be completed in spring 2012."
The new birth centre (opened in May 2010), children's day care centre (opened in September 2010) and Kingfisher outpatients building (opened in April 2011) were all made possible as a result of Labour investment.