Wisbech and Doddington MIUs to close temporarily

Doddington and Wisbech minor injury units are to close - temporarily - on Monday, 6 April.
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The healthcare system across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is working together to create extra space to care for local people during the COVID-19 outbreak, whether they are affected by the virus or need other healthcare services.

To make sure clinical staff can deliver care to people in the best way, experienced staff from the two Fenland MIUs will be redeployed to provide extra support in other areas of the community.

The Ely MIU is still open at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely.

Patient numbers at the units have fallen in recent weeks because people are following self-care advice at home and due to increased social distancing.

Jan Thomas, Accountable Officer at NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group said: "This reduced demand means that we have the capacity to better use our resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.”

If you need emergency medical care

  • Visit Ely MIU at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely.
  • Use the A&E departments at Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King's Lynn, Peterborough City Hospital or Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

For minor illnesses

  • Call NHS 111 or your local GP practice for advice.

Please don’t turn up at your GP practice. Call first for advice and check if they are open to support patients.

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