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Extended access to treatment at Minor Injury Unit for Ripon patients during UCI Cycling Championships

Posted on: Thursday 12 Sep 2019

Opening times at Ripon Community Hospital’s Minor Injury Unit (MIU) are being extended for the upcoming UCI World Cycling Championships, giving the town’s patients longer access to treatment.

From 23-29 September, the MIU will operate from 8am-8pm, compared to its usual opening times of 8am-6pm, meaning patients can access its services for longer each day.

The MIU at Ripon Community Hospital provides an alternative to Accident and Emergency services, and treats patients with a wide range of minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, wounds, sprains, strains, broken bones and minor burns. Patients can visit the MIU without the need for an appointment.

Stephanie Davis, Minor Injury Unit Matron with Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming the UCI World Cycling Championships to Ripon this month. Our Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at Ripon Community Hospital will be opening for longer, ensuring the town’s patients and visitors have extended access to healthcare during what will be a very busy period for the region.

“Accident and Emergency isn’t always the right choice. If you’re unsure about the best course of action or need guidance about where to go for treatment, please call 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk.”

To find out more about Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s minor injury units, visit www.hdft.nhs.uk/services/minor-injuries-unit/.

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Notes to editors: From 21-29 September 2019, the world’s best cyclists will come to Yorkshire for the UCI Road World Championships, the pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar. The Championships will include a range of men’s and women’s races, across age groups from junior to elite, starting in different towns and cities throughout Yorkshire and each finishing in the main competition town of Harrogate. It will be the first time that Britain has hosted the UCI Road World Championships since 1982.

For further information please contact:

Jamie Wright, Communications and Marketing Assistant, jamie.wright@hdft.nhs.uk and 01423 557732.