Opening hours reduced at Honiton Hospital MIU

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

0 comments

Other News Stories

07:00

Hundreds are expected to roll up their sleeves again for this year’s Seaton Big Clean.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon’s favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here...

Read more
Yesterday, 11:59

Lurcher Beau, aged six, has spent the last three years at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe and watched more than 1,000 dogs find their forever home while he has been overlooked. Can you give him the home he deserves?

Read more
Yesterday, 11:48

Shady Tree lecture will highlight some of the resort’s major events

Read more
Yesterday, 11:18

Sidmouth protesters among those arguing against ‘draconian’ changes that they say have ‘left retirement plans in tatters’

Read more
Thu, 14:42

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has agreed to increase its share of council tax.

Read more
Thu, 10:10

This year’s theme is Time, Tides and Tectonics,

Read more
Wed, 11:36

FatFace team donates £600 to local RNLI volunteers

Read more
Wed, 11:27

A dinner held in memory of one of Branscombe’s ‘big characters’ has raised £520 for the British Heart Foundation.

Read more
Wed, 10:01

Honiton’s Royal British Legion (RBL) faces closure after more than nine decades of service if volunteers do not come forward to carry on its work.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 7°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

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications