Extended opening hours at minor injuries unit in Southampton

Extended opening hours at minor injuries unit

Extended opening hours at minor injuries unit

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter

SOUTHAMPTON's minor injury unit will be extending its opening hours to help ease pressures on the city's emergency department.

The unit based at the Royal South Hants Hospital will stay open until 11pm from Monday as part of a six-week initiative launched by health bosses.

It is hoped that the move will help ease the strain on the emergency department at Southampton General Hospital, making it more convenient for patients suffering from minor ailments such as sprains and small fractures.

Usually the unit closes at 9.30pm, but the extended hours will apply until March 31.

Dr Steve Townsend, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group chairman, said: “We're looking at different ways to ensure that patients get the most appropriate care, at times more convenient to them, particularly over the winter months when emergency services can often face higher demand.

“The plan is that patients with minor injuries can choose to go here rather than the emergency department which will usually mean they are seen much faster and, in many cases, in a location more convenient to them.

“This also means that the staff in the emergency department will be able to focus on people who are seriously ill or injured.”

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7:21pm Sat 2 Feb 13

LazyLymo says...

Lets hope this info is put in doctor's surgery & chemists windows so we all know there is an alternative to SGH
Lets hope this info is put in doctor's surgery & chemists windows so we all know there is an alternative to SGH LazyLymo
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7:54pm Sat 2 Feb 13

bigal007 says...

but its not safe down that part of town if u have no car to get you to the door with the nut bars just the over side of the road i would rather go to SGH if need be not down there at night
but its not safe down that part of town if u have no car to get you to the door with the nut bars just the over side of the road i would rather go to SGH if need be not down there at night bigal007
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8:31pm Sat 2 Feb 13

David Icke says...

bigal007 wrote:
but its not safe down that part of town if u have no car to get you to the door with the nut bars just the over side of the road i would rather go to SGH if need be not down there at night
Unless you are a fellow prostitute or drug dealer ect who mixes in those circles you have nothing to worry about. Please don't cause uncesessary mass hysteria.
[quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: but its not safe down that part of town if u have no car to get you to the door with the nut bars just the over side of the road i would rather go to SGH if need be not down there at night[/p][/quote]Unless you are a fellow prostitute or drug dealer ect who mixes in those circles you have nothing to worry about. Please don't cause uncesessary mass hysteria. David Icke
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8:35pm Sat 2 Feb 13

G0Rf says...

they shouldn't have closed the Shirley and Bitterne walk in centres...then there wouldn't be such a strain!
they shouldn't have closed the Shirley and Bitterne walk in centres...then there wouldn't be such a strain! G0Rf
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9:21pm Sat 2 Feb 13

bigal007 says...

David Icke wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
but its not safe down that part of town if u have no car to get you to the door with the nut bars just the over side of the road i would rather go to SGH if need be not down there at night
Unless you are a fellow prostitute or drug dealer ect who mixes in those circles you have nothing to worry about. Please don't cause uncesessary mass hysteria.
lol i would not know nothing about prostitutes down there but you seem to do but all i know is that it is not safe around that part of town if you are on foot that time of night
[quote][p][bold]David Icke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: but its not safe down that part of town if u have no car to get you to the door with the nut bars just the over side of the road i would rather go to SGH if need be not down there at night[/p][/quote]Unless you are a fellow prostitute or drug dealer ect who mixes in those circles you have nothing to worry about. Please don't cause uncesessary mass hysteria.[/p][/quote]lol i would not know nothing about prostitutes down there but you seem to do but all i know is that it is not safe around that part of town if you are on foot that time of night bigal007
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9:50pm Sat 2 Feb 13

IronLady2010 says...

It would be interesting if the local NHS and The Echo could team up and post a list of admissions, without names of course, just posting what people are attending for.

Do it for 24 hours and I bet the majority of people visiting are wasting NHS time for silly things like a broken nail etc.
It would be interesting if the local NHS and The Echo could team up and post a list of admissions, without names of course, just posting what people are attending for. Do it for 24 hours and I bet the majority of people visiting are wasting NHS time for silly things like a broken nail etc. IronLady2010
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1:05am Sun 3 Feb 13

WalkingOnAWire says...

I've used the minor injuries clinic twice in the last couple few years, once for a sports injury and once after a fall. There is a convenient car park and the general area is no more dangerous than any other part of the city. The triage is very quick, the staff clearly very knowledgable and capable and the facilities first-rate. A much better choice for any 'mechanical' problem with your body - and it helps free up A&E to deal with the really life-threatening stuff.
I've used the minor injuries clinic twice in the last couple few years, once for a sports injury and once after a fall. There is a convenient car park and the general area is no more dangerous than any other part of the city. The triage is very quick, the staff clearly very knowledgable and capable and the facilities first-rate. A much better choice for any 'mechanical' problem with your body - and it helps free up A&E to deal with the really life-threatening stuff. WalkingOnAWire
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7:16am Sun 3 Feb 13

mickey01 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
It would be interesting if the local NHS and The Echo could team up and post a list of admissions, without names of course, just posting what people are attending for.

Do it for 24 hours and I bet the majority of people visiting are wasting NHS time for silly things like a broken nail etc.
from what i have seen while in the waiting area there a a lot of non accident and non emergencies going in there i am sure many of the walking wounded could easily treat themselves ,
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting if the local NHS and The Echo could team up and post a list of admissions, without names of course, just posting what people are attending for. Do it for 24 hours and I bet the majority of people visiting are wasting NHS time for silly things like a broken nail etc.[/p][/quote]from what i have seen while in the waiting area there a a lot of non accident and non emergencies going in there i am sure many of the walking wounded could easily treat themselves , mickey01
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2:42pm Sun 3 Feb 13

David Icke says...

bigal007 wrote:
David Icke wrote:
bigal007 wrote: but its not safe down that part of town if u have no car to get you to the door with the nut bars just the over side of the road i would rather go to SGH if need be not down there at night
Unless you are a fellow prostitute or drug dealer ect who mixes in those circles you have nothing to worry about. Please don't cause uncesessary mass hysteria.
lol i would not know nothing about prostitutes down there but you seem to do but all i know is that it is not safe around that part of town if you are on foot that time of night
What i know is that if you are a patient needing to visit the Hospital during the opening hours it's no more dangerous than somewhere like the S.G.H.

The 'Nut' jobs whch i take it to mean the ex D.O.P, now Antlelope house, has been moved even further away from the R.S.H.Hospital and even when it was opposite had nothing to do with any incidents that did happen.
And by some of the comments i hear on this page, there are more out than there are in.
[quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David Icke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: but its not safe down that part of town if u have no car to get you to the door with the nut bars just the over side of the road i would rather go to SGH if need be not down there at night[/p][/quote]Unless you are a fellow prostitute or drug dealer ect who mixes in those circles you have nothing to worry about. Please don't cause uncesessary mass hysteria.[/p][/quote]lol i would not know nothing about prostitutes down there but you seem to do but all i know is that it is not safe around that part of town if you are on foot that time of night[/p][/quote]What i know is that if you are a patient needing to visit the Hospital during the opening hours it's no more dangerous than somewhere like the S.G.H. The 'Nut' jobs whch i take it to mean the ex D.O.P, now Antlelope house, has been moved even further away from the R.S.H.Hospital and even when it was opposite had nothing to do with any incidents that did happen. And by some of the comments i hear on this page, there are more out than there are in. David Icke
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12:29am Mon 4 Feb 13

IronLady2010 says...

When I had a choice of having a blood test at RSH or SGH I always chose RSH, it has good facilities and I've never had a problem with any local down and outs.
When I had a choice of having a blood test at RSH or SGH I always chose RSH, it has good facilities and I've never had a problem with any local down and outs. IronLady2010
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