EVESHAM’s Minor Injuries Unit, one of three in the county to be temporarily closed in January, will re-open on April 6, heath chiefs have revealed.
Due to demands within the wards, staff were redeployed to support other services. However with pressure easing, the three units are planning to re-open to patients who are experiencing a minor injury; for example a sprain, strain, or small cut or burn.
MIUs are for minor injuries only, they are not for emergency or life threatening conditions. Patients who feel they need treatment for a minor injury should contact NHS111 first before turning up at one of the sites. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be accessed online or by calling 111 free from mobiles and landlines.
Trained advisors will discuss the patient’s symptoms to identify the most appropriate health care service for their need. If this is a Minor Injury Unit they will arrange for the patient to speak to an Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the service, to identify the most suitable course of treatment for their injury.
For more information visit www.hacw.nhs.uk/MIU