Change to opening hours at under-threat Timber Hill health centre in Norwich

18:45 14 August 2014

Norwich MP

Norwich MP's Simon Wright and Chloe Smith outside Castle Mall where the the Timber Hill Health Centre is under threat of closure. Photo: Steve Adams


Opening hours at the under-threat Timber Hill health centre in Norwich will be temporarily reduced from Monday, due to staffing pressures.

The NHS walk-in centre will be open from 9am to 7pm seven days a week, for patients to seek advice and treatment for minor illness and injuries. This is two hours less each morning and evening – until now the opening hours have been 7am-9pm. These changes are to the walk-in centre only: there is no change to opening hours for the GP practice at Timber Hill, so registered patients seeking routine appointments are unaffected.

Health centre manager Donna Laws-Chapman said: “We’re very sorry that we must change our opening hours temporarily. We hope that normal hours will be restored as soon as possible.”

The health centre is recruiting for five more nurses. As reported, the lease for the £2m walk-in centre has not been renewed and is due to run out in September.


  • Two supporters of the Norwich healthcare centre, now with not so open hours anymore, posing with glum faces over the creeping privatisation of the NHS by their minority coalition Government....

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Rival Complex mentioned to avoid legal action (allegedly) But does Chapelfield have 4 floors ?

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    che bramley

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Can Chloe Smith do an Experiment? How long does it take for a soon to be Ex Tory MP to go from level 4 to ground floor of Chapel Field? About 60 seconds when she uses the lift !!!

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    che bramley

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Chloe Smith makes me really ill, so they need extended opening Hours, not a reduction of opening hours !!!

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    che bramley

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Hmmm. The first in a series of cuts maybe... and thanks to the two soon-to-be ex MPs?

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    marty r

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

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