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Haslemere Minor Injuries Unit extends opening hours

From Monday, 30 March, the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Haslemere Hospital will extend its opening hours for those patients whose care needs are not of an emergency nature.

Due to clear risks to patients and staff of attending hospital during Covid19, please only attend Haslemere Minor Injuries Unit with urgent injuries that require immediate care and cannot wait or be self managed. If you have any symptoms of Covid19 please do not attend and instead call 111.

If you have a urgent injury please call 01483 782334 before attending to be triaged and to avoid any unnecessary face to face contact.

The new, temporary, opening hours are: Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm. Check-in to be seen ends 30-minutes before closing.

If possible, call ahead on 01483 782 334 after 5pm Monday to Friday and 4pm Saturdays so the team know to expect you.

Jane Fagan, Associate Director of Operations for Adult Community Health Services said: “We’ve extended our opening times at the Haslemere MIU to support the Trust during this exceptionally busy time.

“It’s really important that those patients who do not need to go to the Emergency Department seek treatment in the most appropriate place.

“For those with minor injuries, our excellent nurse-led team in Haslemere will be happy to help. We will now also have support from orthopaedic consultants, 6 days per week.”

The Haslemere MIU team treat adults and children aged 2 years and over with a minor injury, including people with cuts, sprains, suspected minor fractures, as follows:

  • Bites / stings
  • Cuts / grazes
  • Minor burns / scalds
  • Minor eye / ear injuries, including removal of foreign bodies from the ears or nose
  • Minor head injuries
  • Removal of splinters
  • Sprains / strains / limb injuries
  • Suspected fractures / suspected broken bones
  • Neck pain

Woking Walk In Centre can also be attended for urgent injuries that need immediate attention, but again please do not attend if you have any Covid19 symptoms.

Woking Walk In Centre can be contacted on 01483 846209 and is located at Woking Community Hospital, GU22 7HS.

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