Increase in Minor Injuries Unit visits

There has been a 16 per cent increase in patients attending Stobhill Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) over the past 18 months.

The hospital is keen to promote the MIU, where people are given treatment in a non-emergency situation, as an alternative to attending A&E departments.

Grant Archibald, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s director of emergency care and medical services, said: “MIUs concentrate on treating patients with minor and less serious injuries.

“This group of patients accounts for over 50 per cent of the attendances at accident and emergency departments, but by attending MIU - which is more appropriate for their injuries - they will be seen and treated more quickly.”

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