BOSSES at Queen’s Hospital have announced plans for a special event for the public ahead of the opening of a new £1m assessment centre.
Chiefs at the Belvedere Road site revealed members of the public can get a behind the scenes look at the acute assessment centre at 1pm, or 3pm or 6pm on Tuesday, August 27 ahead of the official opening on Wednesday.
This offer comes after the Mail revealed that the new unit has been set up to try and ease the burden on the accident and emergency department at the hospital.
It will see the introduction of the new system for new appointment system involving GPs and more room for patients.
Anyone interested should contact 01283 511511 ext 5907 to confirm their preferred time.
New road powers given backing
NEW ‘on-the-spot’ penalties for careless drivers have been welcomed by Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership.
Police can now deal immediately with drivers caught tailgating or lane hogging instead of having to go to court. Offenders will receive a fixed penalty of £100 and three licence points.
Chief Inspector Steve Wilson, from Derbyshire police, said:
“We hope these new powers will deter drivers from taking risks and make our roads safer for everyone. The vast majority of drivers are law abiding but some are still failing to play it safe.”
Appeal launched into home plan
AN appeal has been lodged over plans to build a house and a garage.
The Panning Inspectorate is now taking a closer look at the proposals for land in Doles Lane, Findern.
The appeal will be heard later this month.