Health Minister Norman Lamb visited Burnley's £9m new Emergency Unit during his visit to the town. During the visit, both the Minister and the hospital staff spoke highly of the quality of the new facilities.
Staff at Burnley's Emergency Unit spoke highly of the new facilities and layout of the building. With the co-location of primary and emergency care, one member of staff commented that it was a layout they would like to see copied in Blackburn A&E. They reported that they had successfully treated two cases of cardiac arrest at the Burnley unit in the last month as a result of the new facilities.
"I am delighted to see the success of the new Emergency Unit at Burnley," said Gordon, "The ability for more ambulances and patients from Burnley and Padiham to be seen here in Burnley can only be good for local people. However, the recent struggles of Blackburn A&E over this winter shows that the need for the Emergency Unit here in Burnley to be given full A&E status is as strong as ever."
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