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Temporary Closure of P&K Minory Injury & Innness Units

Temporary Closure of Perth & Kinross Minor Injury and Illness Units

Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership advises that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, all Minor Injury and Illness Units (MIIUs) in Perth and Kinross will be temporarily closed from 5pm today (Friday, 20 March).

Perth & Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership advises that Minor Injury Illness Services in Perth and Kinross will be closed from 5pm on Friday 20 March due to staff shortages. The units will reopen on Monday 23 March, but will be restricted to patients with appointments.

Further information about how to access appointments will be issued on Monday.

The weekend closures apply to all Minor Injury and Illness Units in Perth and Kinross:

Blairgowrie Community Hospital

Pitlochry Community Hospital

Crieff Community Hospital

St Margaret’s Community Hospital

Gordon Paterson, Chief Officer of Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership said, “We would like to apologise for any disruption this may cause. We hope that people understand that we have made this change to protect patients and staff in these challenging times.”

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

You can contact your GP practice between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. When your GP surgery is closed you can access appropriate out of hours services through NHS 24 by calling 111. This will ensure that your call is clinically triaged and you are appointed to the correct place to be reviewed safely.

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) 424138

communications.tayside@nhs.net

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