Christmas and New Year opening hours for our Minor Injury Units

Dec 22, 2017

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust runs Minor Injury Units (MIUs) in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch. They will all be open to treat people with minor injuries tomorrow, apart from the unit in Whitchurch.

MIUs are staffed by experienced nurses and patients that attend one of the units will be assessed and treated as quickly as possible. This may help prevent an unnecessary trip to one of the county’s A&E units, which should only be used for serious and life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

We are running a normal service at the MIUs at Bridgnorth and Ludlow throughout the Christmas period. There will be some changes to hours at Oswestry and Whitchurch as detailed below:

  • Oswestry: Open 8.30am to 1pm, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December, and Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December. Open normal hours at all other times.

  • Whitchurch: Closed Saturday 23 December to Boxing Day, and Saturday 30 December to New Year's Day. Open at all other times.
Andy Matthews, Divisional Manager of Community Hospitals and Outpatient Services, said: “MIUs can offer help with a whole range of injuries, including cuts and lacerations, bites, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, wound infections, assessment of fractures, minor head injuries and burns.”

People in mid Wales can find MIUs in Welshpool and Newtown. They may treat patients quicker than A&E for minor injuries.

Pharmacies can also offer advice on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains and can also help you decide whether you need to see a doctor.

GP surgeries and walk-in centres can also provide general medical advice and care.

For details about Minor Injuries Units in Shropshire, including opening hours, visit the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust website at www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/miu

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