Hidden Document unveils plan to close Cornwall’s Minor Injury Unit

Full Story at CornwallLive 4 January 2018 

There are fears that 10 of the 14 Minor Injury Units dotted around Cornwall could be scrapped to make way for fewer ‘strategically located Urgent Care Centres’.

NHS bosses are understood to be looking to create new urgent care centres which will be less confusing for patients, more efficient and will take even more of the pressure off A&E.

The subject is covered in hospital management reports that are public, but have not yet been proactively publicised.

Reports that NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs most of the MIUs in Cornwall, are considering closing and or replacing them with new Urgent Care Centres, have not gone down well with some patients and medical professionals.