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Minor Injury Unit at Leominster Community Hospital closed this afternoon

Press release – April 19 2018

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The Minor Injury Unit at Leominster Community Hospital will not be open this afternoon due to staff sickness.

The safety of patients is Wye Valley NHS Trust’s priority and it cannot run a safe service without enough qualified staff on duty.

The Trust apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and says the unit will reopen tomorrow (Friday, April 20) when it will be back to business as usual.

All other clinics at the hospital are running normally this afternoon.

The Emergency Department at Hereford County Hospital is open for patients with serious illnesses and injuries, and anyone needing non-emergency medical guidance should call NHS 111.

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Note to editors:

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.

By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.

With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

Wye valley NHS Trust communications team 01432 372928 or 01432 355444 x5105.

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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