Reduced opening hours for Minor Injuries Unit at Chippenham Community Hospital

Posted: March 9, 2015

Essential maintenance 16-18 March

For three days from Monday 16 March, the Minor Injuries Unit at Chippenham Community Hospital will be operating under reduced opening hours while essential maintenance work is carried out. 

On Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March the unit will open one hour later than normal at 8.00am and close two hours earlier than usual at 11.00pm. 

This is to allow for a new floor to be fitted in the unit, which is currently undergoing refurbishment works.

Vital upgrade

Jane Ingham, MIU Lead Nurse at Chippenham Community Hospital, said: "The fitting of a new floor is vital to the upgrade of the whole unit. 

"We are committed to transforming the Minor Injuries Unit at Chippenham into a modern care environment that will be of benefit to our patients. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time." 

If you need treatment, help or advice

Any person needing medical treatment for a minor injury during the affected hours is advised to visit the Minor Injuries Unit at Trowbridge Community Hospital, which is open 24 hours a day. 

Medical help and advice is also available from the NHS 111 service. 

In case of a medical emergency, people are reminded to call 999 and ask for the ambulance service. 

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