Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Skin Patients Must Wait to Have a Say on Shake-Up

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Skin Patients Must Wait to Have a Say on Shake-Up

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A CONSULTATION on proposals that could see patients travelling out of the borough for specialist skin disease treatment has been delayed.

Residents in Wigan will now have to wait until the new year to have their say on the shake-up of dermatology services.

Health bosses had originally hoped to have had a public consultation completed already but have now asked for more time to assess their 'preferred option'.

A spokesman for the Bolton, Salford and Wigan clinical commissioning group (CCG) partnership said six options originally outlined have been narrowed down to one preferred option; 'one main hospital providing the specialist/complex care and a second site providing some specialist care, and the opening of more community-based clinics for routine appointments.' However, the locations for those two main sites are yet to be decided. …

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