These sites will operate as local community hospitals, with therapy and nurse-led beds, focusing on rehabilitation and less acute needs.
They will allow us to provide same day emergency care for ambulatory (walk-in) conditions, with GP-led urgent care centres/minor injury units.
They will have step-up and step-down beds. These provide an alternative to a hospital stay for people who need more care and treatment than can be provided to them at home, or to enable people to be discharged from hospital following an acute illness or operation if they need a period of rehabilitation.
They will have facilities for some day case procedures and be able to undertake tests like x-ray, ultrasound, and mammography.