Public given MIU choice
THE range of care provided at the minor injury unit at Tiverton Hospital could be expanded under new proposals which the public are being asked to vote on.
As part of a pilot project to give service users more say over what kind of treatment they can access on their doorstep, patients can vote on three possible options for the future of the MIU unit.
A public consultation exercise last year showed getting services at the unit right was considered the number one priority for the local community.
One proposal being considered is the upgrading of the unit to an acute treatment centre which would be doctor staffed, and open from 8am to 10pm each day.
Other options include 18 hour or 24 hour models for the unit.