HEALTH chiefs have reminded residents the Minor Injury Unit (MIs) in Evesham is open this bank holiday to provide urgent care for anyone with a minor injury.
Staffed by Emergency Nurse Practitioners, the units offer advice and treatment for a variety of injuries including cuts, grazes, wounds, sprains, strains and minor burns.
They are open daily, including bank holidays to treat minor injuries which do not require emergency treatment from an A&E department.
A&E, also known as emergency department should be used to treat major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries only.
Phil Shakeshaft, Matron for Minor Injury Units run by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is encouraging the public to think about where they go for treatment this weekend, “It is much more appropriate to use a minor injury unit than attend A&E if you have a minor injury this bank holiday.”
“Our highly skilled staff can provide timely advice and treatment for a variety of different minor injuries requiring urgent care, and can be easily accessed by contacting NHS111”.
NHS111 can be accessed 24 hours a day, online via www.111.nhs.uk or by calling 111 from a landline or mobile.
Visit www.hacw.nhs.uk/MIU for more