Health bosses in Cannock Chase will make a decision on the future of the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at the next meeting of their Governing Body this week.
Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will hold their Governing Body meeting in public on Thursday November 6th at 2pm, at the Aquarius Ballroom, Victoria Shopping Park in Hednesford.
Following a month long consultation into the future of the MIU held between September 1st and September 28th, the CCG will make a decision on whether it will proceed with its proposal to reduce the opening hours at the unit.
During the consultation the CCG wanted to engage with as many stakeholders, patients and members of the public as possible on their proposal to operate a reduced hours service at the Minor Injuries Unit.
A consultation document outlining the background and context to the proposal in more detail and the way in which stakeholders and the public could feed back their views was produced. An on-line survey was produced and a series of public meetings were also held.
The CCG’s preferred option is to retain the unit but reduce its opening hours so that it remains open when patients use it the most. It comes after CCG data shows the number of patients attending the unit drops significantly after 7pm.
CCG Chairman Dr Johnny McMahon said: “Since the consultation closed on September 28th we have been working hard analysing all the feedback, surveys and letters we have received from members of the public, patients and our stakeholders as part of the consultation process.
"This information is being compiled into a report and themed," he said. "Our Governing Body members will be given a full copy of this analysis and this will be available on-line for the public to see.
"This information will be used to make an informed decision at our Governing Body meeting on November 6th. I would like to thank those members of the public and our stakeholders for their response to the consultation and the feedback they have given us which has been invaluable.”
Papers available here