gtd healthcare is selected to deliver new urgent care services
30th August 2016
gtd healthcare has been selected as the preferred provider to deliver integrated urgent care services across Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.
The 24/7 service will be available at Chorley Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital, and will deliver GP-led urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries as well as out-of-hours GP services, a visiting scheme for people who call an ambulance but do not need to be taken to hospital (Alternative to Transfer) and a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) service.
David Beckett, gtd healthcare’s chief executive, said: "We are delighted to have been selected as the preferred provider to deliver integrated urgent care services across Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.
"Our wealth of experience and knowledge in delivering healthcare services to the existing 2.4 million patients we serve spans 20 years, and this gives us confidence that we can deliver services, which are clinically safe and of the highest quality in Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.
"Importantly, gtd healthcare is a not-for-profit, values driven organisation. Core to the work we undertake is the provision of urgent care and primary care services across the North West. We embrace the ethos of social enterprise and reinvest surpluses generated back into our services.”
gtd healthcare has entered the mobilisation period whereby work will be undertaken to ensure the integrated urgent care services will be operational over the next few months.