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Urgent: changes to the opening hours at Solihull Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

As you will be aware, the NHS is currently facing an unprecedented situation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
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Due to the very low number of patients attending the Solihull MIU between 10pm and 7am (less than ten people), the decision has been made to temporarily close this service between these hours.

This will happen from 10pm on Wednesday 18 March 2020.

This means that the staff who currently work at Solihull MIU can be redeployed to other accident and emergency departments. This is important and helps us to maintain safe staffing levels, due to increasing numbers of NHS staff who are self-isolating, due to the recent national advice.  

For those patients who require urgent medical help between 10pm and 7am, and who would have attended the MIU, there are a number of options:

  • Contact NHS 111 – either online (https://111.nhs.uk/) or by phone (available 24/7 and free to call)
  • Use the Ask A&E app (https://www.uhb.nhs.uk/ask)
  • Return to the MIU at 7am, when it re-opens
  • Travel to their nearest accident and emergency department (life threatening situations only e.g. loss of consciousness, persistent chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding or severe allergic reactions)
  • Dial 999 (life threatening situations only e.g. loss of consciousness, persistent chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding or severe allergic reactions).

Signage at the Solihull Hospital site and MIU will advise patients, who attend between 10pm and 7am, of these options. We will advise you when the service returns to its usual opening hours.

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