Launceston Minor Injury Unit has closed until 1st October, due to staff shortages (coronavirus and pinging). The announcement has seemingly come out of the blue and has taken everyone by surprise at what is a busy time with services under pressure. Presumably, this will place extra strain on Stratton MIU although some staff from Launceston will work temporarily at the large unit at Liskeard, Bodmin and Stratton.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust explained their decision, saying:
“We recognise we should have done more to share this decision with the local community and apologise for our lack of communication”. Strikes me as rather basic that one should communicate with communities impacted by such decisions. Even the local MP found out about it via social media!
Usual opening hours are: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm. No facilities on a Saturday or Bank Holidays.
Contact 111 for waiting times at other MIUs, including Stratton or check the website: https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/miu-waiting-times?