BROMSGROVE residents are being reminded to use their Minor Injuries Unit if they have any minor ailments or injuries during the festive season.
The Worcestershire Health and Care Trust wants people to know the average waiting time at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital are less than 20 minutes, making it the quickest way to be seen.
GP surgeries are closed for weekends, along with Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Sandra Brennan, director of quality and executive lead nurse at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, said: “The staff at the Minor Injury Units are trained nurses who have knowledge and skills to deal with a range of minor injuries.”
Sandy Hogg, the urgent care lead for the three CCGs in Worcestershire, added: “A&E departments are often seen as the first place that people go, when in fact there are other NHS services that may be more suitable and can treat you faster, such as a local pharmacy, GP Practice or Minor Injury Unit.”
The Minor Injuries Unit at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital, Stourbridge Road, is open from 8am to 8pm from Monday to Friday and between 12pm and 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Help and advice is also available by calling 111.