Save Ely's Minor Injuries Unit! Leaked report states it could be closed.
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The BBC today advise that a leaked report states that The Minor Injuries Unit, at the Princess of Wales Hospital, in Ely, is one of three in Cambridgeshire (alongside those in Wisbech and Doddington) which may face closure.
Although the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have said that "absolutely no decisions have been made," their view is that Ely's Minor Injuries Unit, and the other two, are "not good value for money" and so they 'recommended closing them in light of the CCG's "current fiscal position."'
The Minor Injuries Unit, in Ely, provides an essential service to the residents of Ely and the surrounding area. I personally have had to use them several times. Every time, without fail, I have received prompt and top-quality care. In the light of Ely's continued expansion, and increasing pressure on local doctors' surgeries and Addenbrooke's Hospital's A&E Department, the service provided at the PoW is invaluable.
I am certain there are many in the Ely area who would agree that removing this facility would make absolutely no sense whatsoever, unless the aim is to totally sabotage NHS emergency medical provision!! I believe that, if we collectively express this sentiment, it may help the CCG to appreciate how imperative it is that they retain Ely's Minor Injuries Unit (and, hopefully those in Wisbech and Doddington, too).
Please show your support for the Minor Injuries Unit by signing this petition. Thank you!
Spotted in Ely are also launching a campaign in support of the Unit.
Read the BBC's report here.
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