4 October 2018
The NHS in Leeds are currently reviewing services provided by the Shakespeare Walk-in Centre in Burmantofts, Leeds. They would like to know more about your recent visit(s) to the walk-in centre.
There are proposals to redevelop the site where the walk-in centre is currently based. Although these proposals are at a very early stage, we feel now is a good time to consider how urgent care services can be provided for patients in Leeds. This includes establishing urgent treatment centres that offer a range of additional services such as x-rays and blood tests. As part of plans to establish urgent treatment centres, one of the proposed options is to move the Shakespeare Walk-in Centre up the road so that it is based at St James’s Hospital. Patients would benefit from more services under one roof delivered by a range of healthcare professionals in a purpose built space.
Who we would like to hear from
NHS colleagues are interested in the views of anyone in Leeds who has used the services provided by Shakespeare Walk-in Centre. However they are particularly interested in hearing from anyone with an interest in urgent care services to share their views as you may have feedback that could help us develop our proposals.
How will the information be used?
People will be asked to share their experience of using the Shakespeare Walk-in Centre and share their views on our proposals to move the site up the road to St James’s Hospital.
What will be asked?
The main way of providing views is through a survey designed to understand people’s views on this change.
The survey is available in paper format as well as online (accessed from this webpage: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VALwalkin/).
In addition the Leeds Voices team at Voluntary Action Leeds will be running some focus groups with people who either use the Shakespeare Walk-in Centre or those who live near to where it is currently based.