Change of hours for town’s injuries unit

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 August 2016 | UPDATED: 08:55 12 August 2016

Honiton Hospital. Picture by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 0072-03-07TI

Honiton Hospital. Picture by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 0072-03-07TI

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The opening hours of Honiton’s minor injuries unit (MIU) have been temporarily reduced due to staffing difficulties.

The unit is now open from 8am to 8pm every day, 
two hours earlier than its previous closing time of 10pm.

The changes have been in force since the end of July.

Rob Sainsbury, director of operations for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We are experiencing some difficulty in staffing the unit and have made the decision to reduce the opening hours temporarily, to make sure the service is resilient and consistent.

“We are sorry for any disruption this may cause, but our top priority is to ensure we continue to provide a safe service.”

The opening hours for the MIU will be reviewed in the autumn.

More information about NHS services available in East Devon, and opening times, can be found on the NHS Choices webpage: www.nhs.uk.


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