Cromer Minor Injuries Unit set to reopen on 29 March
Cromer Minor Injuries Unit is set to reopen on Monday 29 March as part of the restoration of services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
It comes after the Cromer team, including ten Emergency Nurse Practitioners, were redeployed to support the Emergency Department at NNUH during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in January.
Alice Richardson, Emergency Department Matron, praised the MIU team for their support and flexibility during the most challenging period of the pandemic.
“It has been amazing to have the Cromer MIU team with us to cover all our Emergency Nurse Practitioner service and we have not had to supply a doctor to the minor injuries area at NNUH. They have also been helping with triage and initial assessment. They have been working in their scope of practice working in a different environment and have adapted really well. They are all really excited to be getting back to Cromer and reopening the MIU,” she said.
Cromer MIU, in Mill Road, Cromer will be open seven days a week and its usual hours of 8am to 7.45pm from Monday 29 March. If you are unsure about whether Cromer MIU is the appropriate place for your healthcare needs, please call 01603 646230.
The Minor Injuries Unit at Cromer can deal with:
- Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
- Simple wounds
- Simple eye conditions, foreign body, corneal abrasions
- Minor burns
- Soft tissue injury
- Bites and stings, with no associated complications, or acute reaction
- Simple fractures
- Fingers that may be broken or dislocated