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Dilke Memorial Hospital Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU) is set to reopen on Monday 14 August following a six-week refurbishment project. Dilke small

Work to upgrade the unit began on Saturday 1 July and includes a new assessment and triage facility, a dedicated waiting room and play area for children and an improved reception area.

Matron Cheryl Haswell said: “The team is grateful that people have been understanding during this period and have used alternative MIIUs or other services.

“I’m happy to say that we are planning to reopening Dilke MIIU on time as intended. We are extremely pleased with the result and I’m sure that people visiting the unit will appreciate all the work that has been done.”

The MIIU will re-open from 8am on Monday 14 August. In the meantime, patients can attend:

MIIU at Lydney and District Hospital – open from 8am to 11pm

MIIU at Tewkesbury Community Hospital – open from 8am to 8pm

MIIUs provide care and treatment for sprains, cuts and wounds, skin problems, minor eye injuries and minor fractures, as well as for illnesses such as chest infections, sore throats and minor infections. They see adults and children aged 1+

Patients can also:

Go online for care advice at:

- the national website NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk)

- the local website ‘Advice ASAP’ (www.asapglos.nhs.uk)

- the ‘ASAP Glos NHS’ mobile app

Dial 111 for NHS 111 non-emergency advice

Contact the Out of Hours medical (GP) service via your local practice or NHS 111

Dial 999 for life-threatening emergencies

Attend A&E for emergency care.

 

31 July 2017