There is a shortage of staff at the accident and emergency department at Noble’s Hospital.
It is being affected today and tomorrow.
Its minor injuries unit (MIU) is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.#
It can treat a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
Patients may be seen more quickly (incorporating travel times) than if they went to Noble’s.
The MIU team can treat:-
Severe sunburn or another type of burn/scald
A dislocation or break
A bite or rash
A bad cut that you can’t treat yourself at home
A minor head injury (with no loss of consciousness or vomiting)
A minor illness, such as urine infections, ear/eye/throat infections, skin infections (abscesses/boils etc.)
The emergency department will be prioritising the treatment of patients who present with severe illness or injury, meaning potentially long waits for those attending Noble’s with a minor injury or illness.