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Honiton residents urged to use town’s Minor Injuries Unit

 

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has become the new provider at Honiton Minor Injuries Unit (MIU).


The Trust is running the service, based at Honiton Community Hospital, for a 12-month period. The MIU was previously run by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. Highly qualified nurse practitioners with expertise in treating a whole range of minor injuries will staff the unit.


Adel Jones, Divisional Director for Medicine at the RD&E, said: “We would encourage the population in and around Honiton to use the Minor Injuries Unit as much as possible whenever it is appropriate.


“Over the coming months, the teams will work hard to build on the existing service and will endeavour to create a more robust and consistent minor injury service, which is responsive to local community needs.”


Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) provide treatment for less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes and provide an excellent alternative to hospital Emergency Departments for people living outside major population areas.


If you’re unsure whether your injury can be treated in a Minor Injuries Unit please telephone the NHS 111 number for advice.


Call 111 when its less than urgent