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West Glasgow Minor Injuries Unit temporary transfer to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at West Glasgow is temporarily moving to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) on Friday, 23 December at 9pm as part of the board’s winter preparations.  

Patients in west Glasgow already attend the QEUH emergency department for more serious injuries and illnesses and will be able to attend the existing minor injuries services there. 

Only the MIU service is transferring from the current site. 

The West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital at Yorkhill will continue to provide a range of local hospital outpatient services including:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Dietetics
  • Epilepsy
  • Occupational health
  • Orthopaedic
  • Respiratory testing
  • Maternity care
  • Children's diabetes service. 

Anne Harkness, South Sector director, NHSGGC, said: “This is a temporary measure for the winter which will enable us to strengthen services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and will have a minimal impact on patients. 

“Our nurse practitioners at all our MIUs carry out an important role and this temporary move is intended to make best use of this expert team of nursing staff, in order to help as many people as possible. 

“All our emergency departments and our dedicated MIUs at the New Victoria, Stobhill and the Vale of Leven continue to operate as usual.” 

The West Glasgow MIU treats adults and children aged five and over for a range of minor injuries such as cuts broken bones, sprains and minor burns.

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