Update from: Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust – Community Minor Injury and Illness Units

Following discussions with Gloucestershire County Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee our Trust is working to increase the opening times of its Minor Injuries and Illness Units, which had been reduced as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trust closed three MIIUs and revised the opening hours of the other four units in April. This allowed us to ensure we had sufficient cover during a period of pressure on NHS staff, as well as allowing a review of... Read More

Patients encouraged to attend hospital appointments and get the treatment they need

Doctors and other healthcare professionals in Gloucestershire are urging local people to attend hospital appointments as the NHS restores many planned and routine services as part of its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. During the peak of the outbreak, some patients had planned (elective) face-to-face appointments postponed or had virtual appointments instead and patients awaiting a date for an operation had their surgery delayed. This action was necessary to keep patients... Read More