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Minor injuries unit at Stamford Hospital to close so staff can help with Covid-19 response

The minor injuries unit at Stamford Hospital will close at 5pm today (Friday, April 3) so staff can be redeployed to Peterborough City Hospital to support the Covid-19 response.

The unit will not reopen as usual next week.

Graham Wilde, chief operating officer for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City Hospital and Stamford Hospital, said: "We need to move our emergency care staff to our main hospital so we can ensure we have a good range of skilled staff in place.

Stamford Hospital Minor Injuries Unit
Stamford Hospital Minor Injuries Unit

"This will be a temporary measure in place for the period of the health emergency only.

"We hope local people will understand how we need to react to meet the challenges of caring for our patients with Covid-19. We will review the situation regularly to ensure we can resume MIU services in Stamford as soon as practicably possible.”

Alternative minor injuries units are located at Grantham, Corby and Spalding a well as the Urgent Treatment Centre in Peterborough.

Oakham Urgent Care Centre has also closed

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