Date of release: Monday 2nd March, 2015
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust has taken over the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Cannock Chase Hospital from 1 March.
The Trust hopes to increase opening hours, improve the clinical model available to patients and see an increase in the number of people using the service.
Tim Powell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the RWT, said: “There has been uncertainty over this service and we are pleased to be able to take control of it. It is particularly good news for staff who work there and, of course, for the local population.
“We will be opening from 8.30am to 6.30pm every day of the year and over time we hope to add more nurses and then extend the service offer as soon as is practicable.
“The MIU was isolated before but now becomes part of the RWT urgent care family. It is a very valuable service and we want to see as many local people using it as possible – but only if they have minor injuries.”
The MIU is accessible to the population of South Staffordshire and surrounding areas and delivers services to all patients who self-present and those who are referred.
Access to the Unit is open, people can walk-in and be seen and treated based on their clinical need without the need for an appointment.
A team of highly-qualified nurses work there, treating people who have minor injuries, but not people who are seriously ill or have a life-threatening condition.
For further information please contact Richard Radcliffe. Telephone 01902 307999.