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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Temporary Overnight Closure of Llandrindod Wells Minor Injury Unit from 1 to 28 February 2017

Dear Colleagues

With sincere apologies, the Minor Injury Unit at Llandrindod Wells will temporarily close overnight (midnight to 7am) from 1 to 28 February 2017.

A service of this nature relies on specially-trained staff, and we are able to provide this service through cross-cover between the Minor Injuries Unit and the ward. A combination of staff absence means that we will not be able to provide 24-hour cover for both the hospital ward and Minor Injury Unit during February. After very careful consideration we have decided that the safest option is overnight closure of the MIU.

The Minor Injury Unit at Llandrindod Wells Hospital will continue to be available from 7am to midnight seven days a week.

Whilst numbers attending the Minor Injuries Unit overnight are very low, we recognise that this will be a cause of anxiety and we are working hard to share information about alternative sources of advice and treatment during this temporary closure.

We are sharing information via social media this evening (@PTHBhealth on Twitter and on Facebook) to provide advance notice and will also be sharing information with local media and community channels, informing people who attend MIU, posting clear information at MIU and hospital entrances and more.

A copy of a poster with information about alternative sources of health advice and information is attached.

Thank you for your understanding.

With kind regards,

Adrian Osborne
Bwrdd Iechyd Addysgu Powys / Powys Teaching Health Board
Bronllys, Powys LD3 0LS
01874 712486

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