Barnoldswick clinic ‘is losing health services’

Coun Hartley

Coun Hartley

First published in News

A BARNOLDSWICK councillor has hit out at the provision of health services in the town.

He told West Craven Area Committee that services were being taken away at Butts Clinic “brick by brick and person by person”.

He said: “They used to provide things like podiatry and community health nurses.

“They never declare they’re closing it down, they’re just withdrawing services bit by bit.”

He was also upset that a wound dressing room could not be provided in Barnoldswick, either at the Medical Centre or Butts Clinic.

The committee resolved to request a meeting with the NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to discuss its concerns and to ask that plans for Butts Clinic be published.

A CCG spokesman said: “Treatment room services have not been provided at the Butts Clinic in Barnoldswick for a number of years.

“There are 12 treatment rooms located across East Lancashire.

“The nearest one to Barnoldswick is in Colne Health Centre.”

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5:24pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Marsdogs says...

This is a non-story.
This is a non-story. Marsdogs
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4:22pm Wed 29 Jan 14

coates warder says...

think you will find most of any heathcare you have to travel out of barlick just like when you need shopping you need to travel as we have no supermarket fit for purpose and just to cap it all they are cutting the bus servive from barnoldswick. we had a fire engine taken away a few years ago the cop shop is hardly open they have closed the ambulance station down. just wondering what we get for paying a town council and pendle council every year, you only see them leading up to voting day and the MP has opened his own shop .why??? he is never in it .
think you will find most of any heathcare you have to travel out of barlick just like when you need shopping you need to travel as we have no supermarket fit for purpose and just to cap it all they are cutting the bus servive from barnoldswick. we had a fire engine taken away a few years ago the cop shop is hardly open they have closed the ambulance station down. just wondering what we get for paying a town council and pendle council every year, you only see them leading up to voting day and the MP has opened his own shop .why??? he is never in it . coates warder
  • Score: 0

10:48am Tue 18 Feb 14

chadd says...

They will have to do something to justify the money spent on the new Colne (white elephant) Health Centre I.E. have everyone from all the surrounding towns and villages having to travel to Colne.
They will have to do something to justify the money spent on the new Colne (white elephant) Health Centre I.E. have everyone from all the surrounding towns and villages having to travel to Colne. chadd
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