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Crowborough Minor Injuries Unit will reopen on Monday 14 February

Date: 27 January 2022

The minor injuries unit (MIU) at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital will reopen on Monday 14 February 2022 following a temporary closure.

The unit, run by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, has been temporarily closed since August 2021, when staff were redeployed to help the NHS respond to significant pressures across the local area.

With high levels of need, increased people requiring hospital admission and high and unpredictable sickness rates across the health and care workforce, this short-term measure allowed the NHS to continue to offer a consistent minor injuries service for local people at two out of three community hospitals in East Sussex.

Kate Pilcher, Chief Operating Officer at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We know that access to an MIU is important to the local community, and we thank everyone for their patience during the temporary closure of Crowborough MIU.

“It was always our intention to re-open the MIU as soon as we could and I am delighted that we are able to do that on Monday 14 February.”

The MIU will be open again from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.