Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership advises that Pitlochry Minor Injury and illness Unit (MIIU) will be closed temporarily on three days next week due to staffing difficulties.
The MIIU will be closed on Monday, 24 September, Tuesday, 25 September and Friday, 28 September. The unit will remain open as normal between 9am and 5pm on Wednesday, 26 and Thursday, 27 September.
The MIIU will reopen on Saturday, 29 September and the following operating hours will resume:
Pitlochry Minor Illness Injury Unit
Saturday & Sunday 9am-9pm
Perth & Kinross HSCP Chief Officer Robert Packham said, “We would like to apologise for any disruption this temporary closure may cause.
“It is essential that we provide an MIIU service with appropriately skilled staff which is safe for patients and staff. Due to staffing difficulties, we have had to make the decision to restrict the opening of the unit for a temporary period.”
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. Outwith 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.