MIUs temporarily closing/reducing service to support COVID-19 response

Entrance to Bideford MIU

We have temporarily closed our Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) at Bideford Hospital and the Tyrrell Hospital in Ilfracombe.

We are asking anyone who would usually attend these MIUs for urgent care to now attend North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) A&E.

We are no longer offering a weekend minor injuries service at Lynton Health Centre. The minor injuries service is still available as usual on weekdays – 8am to 6pm and will be provided by our colleagues, the practice team at Lyn Health.

Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe

We are taking these steps as part of our preparations for COVID-19. Our MIU staff will be supporting our teams at NDDH with caring for patients and also supporting our community teams to care for patients at home, to keep them out of hospital where possible.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause our local communities, and thank you for your understanding at this time. This will support us to prioritise our services where they are currently most needed.

More information

Please visit the NHS website for more information and advice on Coronavirus.

Please visit the NDHT website for the latest updates from the Trust: www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk

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Last updated: March 31, 2020