Coronavirus: Portland Minor Injuries Unit closing

Coronavirus: Portland Minor Injuries Unit closing

Published by George Sharpe at 1:40pm 2nd April 2020. (Updated at 1:43pm 2nd April 2020)

Portland Minor Injuries Unit will stop face-to-face services from Monday.

Staff will instead support MIUs at Shaftesbury and Wimborne hospitals as well as the Urgent Treatment Centre at Weymouth Hospital.

Dorset HealthCare recently switched to only offering face-to-face appointments where strictly necessary o help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Since then, the vast majority of people have been supported over the phone.

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Minor Injuries Unit bed at Bridport MIU

Helen Persey, the Trust's Acting Service Director for Integrated Community Services, said:

"This is just a temporary change, but an essential one. It will help us manage the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, while still providing a spread of MIU services across the county.

"We are  grateful for all the  support shown to our staff and the NHS during this time."

Bridport and Swanage MIU's will continue running as normal under the current service, providing appointments by telephone only.

If you have an ailment or injury which requires urgent care, please call NHS 111 or 01305 762541 and you will be given advice or - if necessary - booked in for a face-to-face appointment at the appropriate site.

Alternatively, you can call your nearest MIU/UTC direct on:

  • Bridport - 01308 426245
  • Shaftesbury - 01747 851535
  • Swanage - 01929 475 009
  • Weymouth - 01305 762541
  • Wimborne - 01202 856436

Phone NHS 111 if you're not sure what support you need, or call 999 for anything life threatening as normal.