The Doncaster Same Day Health Centre
Opening its doors on Thursday 1 October 2015, the Doncaster Same Day Health Centre will provide assessment, advice and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Taking over from The Flying Scotsman 8am to 8pm Centre, the service will operate the same opening hours and be open year-round, including public holidays. The Centre will be based at Cavendish Court, South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DJ.
The revised service will be staffed by local, and locally experienced, doctors and healthcare professionals, and will offer treatment of: some minor injuries, minor and moderate illnesses, diagnosis of acute medical conditions and presentations, including first line diagnostics, sexual health issues and onward referral to secondary or specialist NHS health care.
Patients can make an appointment at the Centre by calling the national NHS 111 number or 0300 123 3103 (local charges apply) but should always try their GP first. Those registered with a GP at the Flying Scotsman will not be affected.
Front Door Assessment & Signposting Service and the Urgent Care Centre at DRI
From 1 October, all patients attending Doncaster Royal Infirmary, either self-presenting or by ambulance, will be streamed to the Front Door Assessment and Signposting Service (FDASS). This new facility will stream patients to either the Urgent Care Centre or the Emergency Centre depending on the outcome of a clinical triage undertaken using the Manchester Triage System.
Those not needing emergency care will be streamed to the Urgent Care Centre where they will receive assessment, advice and treatment on a range of minor illnesses and injuries. The new service will run 24 hours a day, year-round including public holidays and will also incorporate the Doncaster GP Out of Hours Service.
Emergency Care Practitioner Service
The Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) will provide a key first contact service, accessed by a range of professionals through referral. The service typically:
- Assesses, plans, treats and evaluates urgent care at an advanced level
- Provides expert clinical advice to patients, service users, carers and colleagues
- Works as an expert practitioner, diagnosing, initiating treatment and referring onwards when indicated
- Evaluates and manages a patient’s response to treatment.
The service will be mainly community-based and will integrate with and support existing community services.