Reduced opening hours for Minor Injuries Unit at Chippenham Community Hospital

For three days from Monday 16 March, the Minor Injuries Unit at Chippenham Community Hospital will be operating under reduced opening hours while essential maintenance work is carried out.

On Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March the unit will open one hour later than normal at 8am and close two hours earlier than usual at 11pm.

This is to allow for a new floor to be fitted in the unit, which is currently undergoing refurbishment works.

Jane Ingham, MIU Lead Nurse at Chippenham Community Hospital, said: “The fitting of a new floor is vital to the upgrade of the whole unit.

“We are committed to transforming the Minor Injuries Unit at Chippenham into a modern care environment that will be of benefit to our patients. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.”

Any person needing medical treatment for a minor injury during the affected hours is advised to visit the Minor Injuries Unit at Trowbridge Community Hospital, which is open 24 hours a day.

Medical help and advice is also available from the NHS 111 service.

In case of a medical emergency, people are reminded to call 999 and ask for the ambulance service.

 

 

Great Western Hospital has issued a press release about the current pressures on services at the hospital.

The full press release can be found here.

As part of World Sepsis Day, Great Western Hospital held an event last Friday and invited, as guest of honour, Ann Brady, who developed septicaemia last August.  Her life was saved by the care and skill she received at the hospital.

Sepsis kills more than 37,000 people a year.  It can develop from a minor infection or even a bite and see the body attack its own organs and tissue.

For more about this story, see This is Wiltshire or Great Western Hospital’s website

World Sepsis Day website