Philip Davies MP demands Government answers what plans it has for Urgent Treatment Centre in Bradford

Philip Davies MP has demanded answers from Government over what plans it has for an Urgent Treatment Centre in Bradford to help ease pressure on Accident and Emergency departments.

Shipley MP Philip Davies asked the Department of Health in a Parliamentary Question, which cities in the country don’t have an urgent treatment centre.

Mr Davies said: “I want to make sure people in the Bradford District can access the right health care professionals and services when needed and creating an UTC with dedicated staff will do this. It will ease pressures on A and E, reduce waiting times and allow patients to be dealt with more quickly.”

Bradford is one of just 12 cities across England with no UTC or current plans for one, according to the response given to Mr Davies by the Department of Health.

Mr Davies added: “We are one of the biggest cities in the country with complex health needs and therefore a UTC is crucial. I have asked Health Secretary Matt Hancock if the Department for Health have plans for a UTC for Bradford and will await his reply. I will keep pushing this matter on behalf of patients across the district as we need this provision that appears so widely available in most other cities across England.”