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MP steps up campaign to bring Urgent Treatment Centre to Kendal

December 14, 2017 5:48 PM

South Lakes MP Tim Farron will present a petition to Parliament which calls for an Urgent Treatment Centre to be brought to Westmorland General Hospital.

The petition, which has attracted over 2,500 signatures during recent months, calls for a centre which will provide better access to urgent care closer to home for South Lakes residents.

Tim said: "Having spoken to clinicians at both of our local health trusts over the last few weeks, it's clear that we could add extra services to our already excellent Primary Care Service by upgrading it to an Urgent Treatment Centre.

"This would allow more patients to be seen at Westmorland General, and more ambulances would be able to bring people there, relieving the pressure on both NHS staff and patients in Lancaster and Barrow.

"An Urgent Treatment Centre would be a huge boost for Westmorland General, and the more and more I speak to the trusts, the more confident I am that we will win this campaign."