Patients with urgent health conditions are being reminded that Shropshire’s four Minor Injuries Units are open across the New Year period.
The MIUs are normally a quicker alternative to A&E for anyone suffering from a range of minor conditions including cuts and lacerations, bites, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, wound infections, assessment of fractures, minor head injuries and burns.
And the MIU in Oswestry is open for longer than normal hours from now until January 4.
Dr Caron Morton, Clinical Accountable Officer for Shropshire CCG said: “A&E is for people with serious and potentially life threatening injuries and illnesses. This means people with lesser conditions will take longer to be seen.
“Our MIUs specialise in minor conditions and therefore you will normally be seen more quickly than at A&E.”
Opening times are:
Bridgnorth MIU, Bridgnorth Community Hospital, Northgate, Bridgnorth WV16 4EU
Tel: 01746 762641; Open Mon-Fri: 8.00am – 9.30pm; Weekends: 8.00am - 9.30pm
Ludlow MIU, Ludlow Community Hospital, Gravel Hill, Ludlow, SY8 1QX
Tel: 01584 872201; Open Mon-Fri: 8.00am - 8.00pm; Weekends: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Oswestry MIU, Oswestry Health Centre, Thomas Savin Road, Off Gobowen Road, Oswestry,SY11 1GA
Tel: 01691 663617; Open 8.30am– 6.00pm every day until January 4
Whitchurch MIU, Whitchurch Community Hospital, Whitchurch, Claypit Street, SY13 2QG
Tel: 01948 660834; Open Mon-Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm; Closed weekends and New Year’s Day