Minor Injuries Unit Opening Hours Changing

From next Monday the opening hours at the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Cannock are changing.

On December 1st 2014 the unit's opening times will alter from 8am to midnight to 10:30am until 6:30pm.

From December 1st onwards this means the MIU will be open seven days a week with the new opening hours of 10:30am until 6:30pm.

Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) Governing Body approved the proposal to reduce the opening hours at the unit, following a four-week consultation with the public, held during September.

CCG Chairman Dr Johnny McMahon said: "The CCG listened carefully to the debates held throughout the consultation process and we believe that many of the matters raised have been addressed.

"These measures will ensure that the reduction in hours can be implemented from December 1st safely and appropriately to ensure patients continue to have access to high quality, safe services.

He added: "A range of alternative health services are available and we are communicating these in a number of ways to the public of Cannock Chase, including taking out advertising with the local media, producing and distributing information to house-holds in the area and sharing the message at supermarkets and through schools.

"We will carry on raising awareness of the health services available, as the public told us during the consultation that they weren't clear on what services they should be accessing and that is something we need to help change."

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