County’s Minor Injury Units to re-open on Monday, February 12
The Minor Injury Units at Ross-on-Wye and Leominster Community Hospitals are to reopen on Monday, February 12.
Wye Valley NHS Trust temporarily closed the units in December to allow the Trust to redeploy experienced staff in the Emergency Department at the County Hospital which was under extreme winter pressure.
“We’ve seen a decline in the number of patients with minor injuries attending the Emergency Department which has allowed us to reopen the MIUs,” said Jon Barnes, chief operating officer at the Trust.
“The safety and welfare of patients is the Trust’s priority. We have a duty to ensure we provide safe clinical care for our most vulnerable patients and the temporary closures allowed us to redeploy experienced emergency nurse practitioners to provide enhanced clinical support where it was most needed.”
The temporary closures are not affecting other activities at the community hospitals – all other services at Ross-on-Wye and Leominster Community Hospitals continue to operate as usual.