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57th AGM (2024)

The meeting took place on 19.04.2024.  The Speaker was Times Columnist & Gardener Ann Treneman.

Left to Right: The Duke of Devonshire (League President), Ann Treneman (Speaker), 
Pam Wildgoose (League Secretary), The Duchess of Devonshire (League President).

Photobombed by the bears knitted as gifts for children attending the UTC!

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Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

The Minor Injury Unit at the Whitworth Hospital is now an URGENT TREATMENT CENTRE

Please use NHS 111 first
The Centre is open 8am - 8pm
7 days a week -365 days a year

CCG/ICB and Orchard Cottage

In 2018 the then N Derbyshire CCG started to look at the future of Orchard Cottage and similar facilities in Derbyshire. 

The 4 separate Clinical Commissioning Groups in Derbyshire merged on 1st April 2019 and the pandemic intervened.

In 2022 the CCG became NHS Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), also using the "Joined Up Care" naming.

In 2024 the ICB has again decided to look at the future of the Learning Disabilities Short Breaks service which of course includes Orchard Cottage in Darley Dale.
Car Parking
The extended car parking (funded by the League) at The Whitworth was opened by The Duke & Duchess of Devonshire.

[Minimum £2 - manually change the amount in the £ box]


In summer 2023 a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) was opened at The Whitworth Hospital. 

Blood tests and ultrasound scan services are provided by Chesterfield Royal at the Whitworth Hospital site.

Remember to ask your consultant or GP if you can have tests at the Whitworth if appropriate.

Whitworth Beds

A few years ago the local CCG proposed closure of all in-patient beds at the Whitworth Hospital.  However, this was not to be and at a CCG Board Meeting in 2018 they finally agreed to amend their plan to:

12 beds - Whitworth Hospital (Oker Ward) 😃
12 beds - Clay Cross
08 beds - Buxton (as originally planned)

In 2024 Oker Ward at the Whitworth continues to offer top quality in-patient care for up to 15 patients.

Member Documents

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