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Stratford Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit to open an extra day

STRATFORD Hospital’s minor injuries unit (MIU) is to open on Thursdays from today.

A spokesperson from South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust said: “We have been working closely with the Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) to increase the opening days of the minor injuries unit at Stratford Hospital and we are pleased to announce that from Thursday, 19th January, the service will now be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am to 5pm.

“The trust recognises how important this service is to the local community and through the support of our staff we can now safely extend access.

“Please remember NHS 111 can help you if you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical problem and you are not sure what to do. If you need treatment for a serious accident and emergency, such as unconsciousness, heavy blood loss, suspected heart attack, stroke, broken bones, please visit the emergency department at Warwick Hospital.”

The MIU was temporarily closed to help SWFT deal with health demands caused by the pandemic. There were concerns in Stratford that it would not reopen, but last year the NHS reopened the service on a part-time basis.

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