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Pitlochry Minor Injury and Illness Unit opening hours

Pitlochry Minor Injury and Illness unit opening hours


Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership advises that due to ongoing recruitment challenges and unplanned staff absence within the GP Unit, Pitlochry Minor Injury and Illness Unit (MIIU) will continue to have a temporary reduction in hours.


The hours will continue to be from 9am - 4.30pm Monday to Sunday for the next eight weeks in order to support the inpatient area in Pitlochry Hospital.

Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership Chief Officer Gordon Paterson said, “We would like to apologise for any disruption this may cause. It is essential that we provide safe staffing levels in order to maintain a quality inpatient service for patients who are clinically unwell.

“Due to staffing challenges within the GP Unit, we have had to make the difficult decision to restrict the opening hours of the minor injury unit for a temporary period in order to safely staff the inpatient area.”


Advice on accessing the right treatment in the right place, at the right time:

You can contact your GP between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. When your GP surgery is closed, and you’re too ill to wait until it re-opens, you can access appropriate out-of-hours services (including a nurse or GP) through NHS 24 by calling 111, which is a 24 hour service for healthcare provision and advice. This will ensure that your call is clinically triaged and you are appointed to the correct place to be reviewed safely. In the event of a life threatening emergency contact 999.


Your local pharmacist can provide a whole range of services including free advice, support and guidance on all your health problems. Community pharmacies are open at convenient times on Saturdays and Sundays in many locations.


Contact:

NHS Tayside Communications on behalf of Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership

(01382) 740716

communications.tayside@nhs.net

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