Rugby hospital chooses nurse-led option

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A 24-hour emergency nurse-led service is to be introduced at a Warwickshire hospital.

Bosses at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, said it currently provided 24-hour care which got little use between 2200 GMT and 0800 GMT.

People were asked if they want a 24-hour emergency nurse-led service or a nurse-led service with doctor back-up between 0800 GMT and 2200 GMT.

A spokesman said the public narrowly favoured the nurse-led option.

Paul Jennings, chief executive of NHS Warwickshire, said the trust would work closely with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire to see how the preferred option can be developed.

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