Chard minor injuries unit now open seven days a week
By Chloe Harcombe
A hospital's minor injuries unit is now open seven days a week.
Chard Community Hospital's minor injuries unit (MIU) is open daily from 08:00 BST until 21:00 BST.
Previously, the unit was closed on Wednesdays and Fridays.
It follows the successful recruitment of two additional emergency nurse practitioners, meaning a safe and consistent service can be provided to patients requiring MIU treatment every day.
The nurse practitioners run the MIUs and specialise in community urgent care, so can independently manage a wide range of injuries and acute illness.