The Minor Injuries Unit based at Leek Moorlands Hospital will reopen on Monday 21 June providing a nurse led service for minor illness and injury.
The service will initially reopen from 9am to 5pm, seven days per week and provide an x-ray service, which will be open to appointments for outpatients and GP patients only.
Neil Carr, Chief Executive of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), which provides the service today said: “We made a commitment to local residents to reopen the Minor Injuries Unit in line with the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions.
“Following the announcement from the Prime Minister that the lockdown restrictions would stay in place for another four week because of an increase in number of Delta variant cases, we were required to review the position. Even more so considering the local outbreak of the Delta variant in Leek. Therefore we have made a decision to open initially with reduced hours of 9am to 5pm.”
The outbreak of the Delta variant in Leek has resulted in local surge testing and a 10-day pop-up vaccination clinic.
Neil Carr added: “In addition to the added pressure presented by the local outbreak, local urgent and emergency care services including Accident and Emergency and the Walk-In Centre are currently under significant pressure. Therefore, everyone is asked to ensure that they are attending the right place of care for their needs.”
MPFT will keep the operating hours under review with the aim to reopen to full opening hours (8am to 8pm) as soon as appropriate to do so.