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Weekday opening hours at Bognor MIU extended for two more weeks until 13 August

Date: 30 July 2021

Time: 08:00

The extended weekday opening hours at Bognor Regis Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) will remain in place for a further two weeks - until Friday 13 August. 

The walk-in service (pictured), which is located at Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital, in Shripney Road, will be open from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, until Friday 13 August – two weeks longer than previously announced. 

Adults and child patients are being encouraged to access the service, which can help with a range of minor injuries, as an alternative to accident and emergency (A&E). 

Residents and visitors, including holidaymakers at Butlin’s and the area’s caravan parks, are encouraged to use the MIU if they have the following conditions: 

  • acute limb injuries, including fractures, wounds, sprains and strains (excluding potential hip or thigh fractures);
  • minor head injuries, including wounds to the head and face (excluding children under one year and those with associated neck injury, loss of consciousness or any vomiting);
  • wounds caused by trauma;
  • foreign bodies in eyes, ear or nose;
  • rib injuries;
  • minor back injuries (excluding chronic conditions or major trauma);
  • insect and animal bites and stings;
  • and burns and scalds. 

Patients are advised that the MIU does not treat people with chest pain, long-term joint or back pain (most injuries over two weeks’ old are not appropriate for MIU), sore throats, earaches, chest infections and urinary tract infections, rashes, sexual health problems, abdominal pain, post-operative problems, re-dressings, including leg ulcer dressings, and abscesses. 

Bognor Regis MIU is a walk-in centre and its normal opening hours are 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday. 

Further information about the service is available here

Patients who require help and guidance are advised to contact NHS 111. 

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is the largest provider of community NHS services in Sussex, treating more than 10,000 adults and children a day. 

Bognor Regis MIU is one of six MIUs and Urgent Treatment Centres run by the Trust across Sussex. Every year, thousands of adults and children are treated at the centres by clinical staff including emergency nurse practitioners and staff nurses.