Due to ongoing recruitment challenges, the opening hours at Crieff and Pitlochry Minor Injury and Illness (MIIU) units will change temporarily from Wednesday, 1 August to the following times:
Saturday & Sunday 9am-9pm
Advice on accessing the right treatment in the right place, at the right time:
If you have a minor illness or injury that is not serious, such as an earache, a cut, a minor burn or sprain, you can visit a Minor Injury and Illness Unit. No appointment is necessary during opening hours. Out with these hours and during public holidays people are advised to call NHS 24 on 111.
For anything else, you are advised to contact your GP between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. When your GP surgery is closed, and you’re too ill to wait until it re-opens, you can access appropriate out-of-hours services (including a nurse or GP) through NHS 24 by calling 111.
Your local Primary Care out-of-hours service, which includes GPs, works with NHS 24 to make sure that urgent medical advice and care is always available to you.
Your local pharmacist can provide a whole range of services including free advice, support and guidance on all your health problems. Community pharmacies are open at convenient times on Saturdays and Sundays in many locations.
Robert Packham, Chief Officer for Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership, said, “It is essential that we provide an MIIU service with appropriately skilled staff which is safe for patients and staff. Our MIIU units require highly skilled nurses, who undertake specialist training to offer the full range of professional skills required by people using the MIIU services.
“Due to staffing vacancies within the service, we have introduced these temporary changes to the opening hours for the Minor Injury and Illness Services in Pitlochry and Crieff. We are continuing to actively recruit to these posts to replace staff with the required level of experience and expertise for this specialist service.”
- Crieff Minor Injury and Illness Unit is currently open between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 9am- 9pm Saturday and Sunday. These opening hours will continue until the temporary changes take effect on 1 August.
- Pitlochry Minor Injury and Illness Unit is currently open between 9am to 9pm Monday to Sunday. These opening hours will continue until the temporary changes take effect on 1 August.