Stamford Hospital minor injuries unit to remain temporarily closed
The minor injuries unit at Stamford Hospital will remain closed as part of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust’s ongoing response to Covid-19.
The unit at the hospital in Ryhall Road has been closed since last April as staff were moved to Peterborough City Hospital to help respond to the pandemic.
Patients seeking help with minor injuries are encouraged to attend urgent treatment centres in Peterborough or Grantham. Alternatively, they can ring NHS 111 where trained clinical staff will be able to advise which service is more appropriate.
Phil Walmsley, chief operating officer for North West Anglia NHS Trust, which runs Stamford Hospital, as well as Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals, said: “We have decided to keep the minor injuries unit at Stamford Hospital closed during this time. This will help us maintain the hospital as a covid-free site so we can continue to prioritise elective procedures and urgent outpatient appointments safely at Stamford and Rutland Hospital.
“Staff from the MIU will continue to support Peterborough City Hospital where they are strengthening our response to caring for patients during the pandemic.
“We hope our patients will understand how we need to react to meet the challenges of Covid-19. We will continue to review the situation regularly to ensure we can resume MIU services in Stamford as soon as practicably possible.”