Stratford Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit to temporarily close due to coronavirus outbreak

It will be closed as of next week

By Kirstie Smith, Reporter
Friday, 3rd April 2020, 3:14 pm

Stratford Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) will be temporarily closing due to the coronavirus outbreak.

From Monday April 6 , the (MIU) will be temporarily closed in order to redeploy staff to help combat the current pressures surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

The South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is urging people to only visit Warwick Hospital to access MIU services after assessing all other available options, such as NHS 111 Online, pharmacies and GP services.

Stratford Hospital's minor injuries unit will be closing.

Helen Lancaster, director of operations for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, said: “After much consideration, this decision has been made to allow us to centralise our staffing during this pandemic.

"This is an interim plan and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.

"We are relying on the public to choose the right treatment during this time, leaving urgent services as free as possible for those that absolutely need it.

"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our communities for their continued support and understanding during this time.”

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