Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Patients ignorant of walk-in centres

  • Comment
Patients do not understand the difference between hospital walk-in centres and traditional emergency care facilities, suggests UK research of 700 patients.

Patients do not understand the difference between hospital walk-in centres and traditional emergency care facilities, suggests UK research of 700 patients.

Over half did not even realise they were being treated at a walk-in centre, the findings showed, and one in three said they would have preferred emergency department treatment

Most of those at walk-in centres had been redirected there from emergency care departments.

Patients opted for walk-in centres because they thought they would be quicker than making a GP appointment.

Emergency Medicine Journal (2007) 24: 260-4.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.