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Minor Injuries Unit Consultation

Our six week consultation on the proposals to reduce the hours of the Minor Injuries Units in Tamworth and Lichfield is now closed. The consultation ran from 22 September - 6 November 2015.

On 25 November 2015, our Governing Body approved plans to change the opening hours at the two Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) in Tamworth and Lichfield during their quietest periods.

Opening hours at the MIU at Sir Robert Peel Hospital in Tamworth will be changed to 8am to 10pm, and at Samuel Johnson Hospital in Lichfield to 8am to 9pm, effective from 1 April 2016. Both are currently open 24 hours a day.

As part of the proposals, there will be the presence of an out-of-hours doctor in Tamworth during the night, as part of a detailed implementation plan.

There will also be local campaigns to increase patients’ awareness of the wider services available for urgent healthcare needs, at all times of the day, so that they choose the most appropriate service for their particular need and that more are seen in the right place, first time.

During the consultation we wanted to engage with as many stakeholders, patients and members of the public as possible. People were invited to share their views in a number of ways, including completing surveys either hard copy or online; attending a face to face drop in session, held in both Tamworth and Lichfield on four different dates; or sending their thoughts by letter or email.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the consultation.