Opening hours reduced at Honiton Hospital MIU

PUBLISHED: 10:26 12 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:26 12 March 2014

The opening hours of the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Honiton Hospital are being temporarily reduced.

From this week the opening hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will be 10am to 6pm.

It will continue to be open from 8am to 10pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

The temporary reduction on those three days will continue for a period of five weeks, with normal hours resuming from Monday, April 14.

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust says it has been forced to reduce the opening hours due to staff vacancies, which are in the process of being filled.

Kate Lyons, the trust’s director of operations, said: “We apologise for any disruption the temporary reduction in opening hours may cause.

“Reducing the hours will help us to provide a consistent service over the next five weeks.”

When the MIU is closed people who suffer minor injury or illness are being advised to:

• Visit the MIU at Exmouth or Tiverton hospitals, which are both open from 8am to 10pm

• Visit the A&E department at RD&E

• See your GP

• Call the NHS 111 service, for people who need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency

During out of hours:

• Call the out-of-hours GP service, Devon Doctors, on 0845 6710 270

• See your GP in the morning, if it can wait

• Call the NHS 111 service

Other News Stories

Tina Sloman and teenager Micha both sustained fatal injuries when their vehicle collided with a van near Axminster in 2016.

Read more
12:11

Our Devon quiz is back for another round!

Read more
07:02

Thieves get away with £16,000 worth of top quality winter coats from 4-Seasons

Read more
Yesterday, 17:45

South West Water says repairs should be completed by 8pm tonight (Thursday).

Read more
Yesterday, 15:02

Flying medics can now land at the playing fields after dark thanks to a local fundraising campaign

Read more
Yesterday, 14:06

The reported incidents include six criminal damage offences.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:45

Devon and Cornwall residents are being polled on whether they would pay another £12 a year to ‘protect frontline policing’.

Read more
Wed, 16:28

The council has teamed up with South West Ambulance and will invest £5,000 in the life saving equipment.

Read more
Wed, 15:51

South West Water engineers have rushed to town to carry out urgent repairs on an ‘unplanned interruption’.

Read more
Wed, 15:02

Deep Purple star Ian Gillan donates £1,000 to help stage this year’s record attempt

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications