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Minor Injuries Unit moved to the first floor at University Hospital

Our Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) has moved to the first floor of the East Wing at University Hospital, Coventry, for a 22-week period.

This temporary move will enable us to progress estates and facilities improvements as part of exciting £15 million plans to expand our Emergency Department over the coming year.

MIU will continue to treat patients for injuries and illnesses including broken bones, sprains and wounds, burns and scalds, bites and injuries to upper and lower limbs.

Claire Evans, Lead Nurse for Emergency Medicine at UHCW, said: “We are very proud of our MIU and the safe, high quality care we provide for those in need.

“This relocation will help to kick start the wider investment in our Emergency Department to future proof our services and further improve how patients are assessed and treated.

“We would like to thank all staff who have helped and supported a seamless transition during what has been an extremely busy period for our services.”

The wider programme of works, which will continue until September 2023, is designed to expand our Emergency Department, which welcomes around 150,000 patients per year, and will include a reconfigured MIU when they return in May 2022.

Funding will also be used to create additional treatment cubicles in majors and adult resuscitation, provide more treatment spaces and an expanded waiting room in the Children’s Emergency Department, and provides increased space for same day emergency care.

All work is designed to complement services provided at Rugby Urgent Treatment Centre, available 24/7 at the Hospital of St Cross, and Coventry NHS Urgent Treatment Centre, open between 8am and 10pm in Stoney Stanton Road.

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