17/12/2021 | Press releases

Temporary weekend closure of Harwich Urgent Treatment Centre (MIU)

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) has taken the difficult decision to temporarily close Harwich Urgent Treatment Centre at weekends with immediate effect. This is because of staffing issues and to keep everybody safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

People with minor illnesses and injuries can still drop into Harwich UTC for help and advice. Our experienced receptionists will signpost them to other services, such as NHS 111, or arrange a telephone triage appointment with an advanced nurse practitioner based at Clacton UTC.

Patients who need to be seen in person will be offered a booked appointment at Clacton or Colchester UTC, while those who find travel difficult will be offered free transport.

ESNEFT is keeping the situation under review and will reopen the centre at weekends as soon as possible. The service provided during the week is not affected.

We would like to thank all of our patients for their patience and support during this time.

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