A new Community Care and Treatment Service (CCATS) will be delivering health services and treating patients across Perth and Kinross in local venues with two in Highland Perthshire.
CCATS provides a range of care and minor injury services with seven regional hubs including Pitlochry Community Hospital and the Dalweem Care Home in Aberfeldy. These two hubs will provide minor injury services including, shallow cuts or abrasions, sprains and muscle strains, bruises and skin lesions and minor burns on a small area of skin.
Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership Chief Officer Jacquie Pepper said, “CCATS provides a more modern model of care which is responding to local people’s healthcare needs.
“Having care and treatment hubs at more locations across Perth and Kinross means that more patients can receive health care and treatment closer to home than before. These centres provide a modern-day service and will also use technologies developed during the COVID-19 pandemic such as online and telephone consultations to enhance patient experience.
“We have already seen the hubs working well in local communities with positive feedback from patients receiving services. The development of these centres, alongside Pharmacy First and NHS Inform, will support the people of Perth and Kinross to get the right care, in the right place by the right person, first time.”
These CCATS hubs will operate on an appointment-only basis with appointments arranged through NHS 24 on 111.
Making sure you get the right care, in the right place is vitally important.
- If you have non-urgent health issues, contact your GP or local community pharmacy for advice
- If you think you need A&E, but it is not life-threatening call NHS 24 on 111
- If it is an emergency, you should call 999 or go to A&E.