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Andover Minor Injury Unit to close temporarily

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Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have taken the decision to temporarily close the Minor Injuries Unit based at Andover War Memorial Hospital.

This has been decided by the trust as attendances have recently fallen into single figures and, under the present #coronavirus circumstances, the medical staff are needed elsewhere.

Staff will be used to support other areas where most needed including the Kingfisher Ward which is being expanded and additional beds being opened as of Tues 7th April

The Minor Injuries Unit will be closed as of Monday 6th April, with the aim to reopen as soon as is safe and appropriate.

 In the interim, the public can continue to access care via their GP, NHS 111 online and – in an emergency – 999.

No other services at Andover War Memorial Hospital are being affected by this action.

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