The Minor Injury Unit at Trowbridge Community Hospital will close temporarily from Wednesday April 8th.
The unit will shut its doors from 5pm on that date in order that staff can be redeployed to provide vital additional capacity elsewhere in the local area. The unit has seen a decline in the number of patients since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, with numbers having dropped by around 75 per cent. However, the temporary closure is not expected to cause problems for local people and the MIU will reopen when circumstances allow. Staff employed at Trowbridge will be redeployed across the local health and care system.
If you are unsure of where to seek help, advice or treatment you should, as a first port of call, use the NHS 111 online service or the 111 telephone service. Those with symptoms that genuinely require emergency treatment should call 999 or seek help from their nearest hospital.
Patients who feel they need an appointment at their local surgery should call their local GP practice, wherein they are likely to be offered a phone or video consultation, unless a face-to-face appointment is absolutely necessary.
Most importantly, those with COVID-19 symptoms should not attend any medical premises unless expressly directed to do so by the NHS 111 service or by a 999 call operator.