Tavistock Minor Injuries Unit temporary Closure
August 2019


We are sorry to announce that we are being forced to temporarily close Tavistock Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) from Monday 5 August for a period of three months. This is due to staffing shortages that we cannot overcome in the short term.

The Unit is usually open from 09:00 to 22:00 7 days a week but over the past few months it has become harder to keep the unit open due to our small team being affected by unplanned absence.

We have no choice but to temporarily close the unit for three months to allow time to build up our team working across the three MIUs at The Cumberland Centre, Kingsbridge and Tavistock.

The MIU at The Cumberland Centre and Kingsbridge will remain open. Details for these units can be found here.

Tavistock MIU sees an average of around 23 patients a day. Patients who would normally use Tavistock should use the Cumberland Centre in the interim or call NHS 111.

Please note this only affects the MIU at Tavistock, the rest of Tavistock Hospital will remain open as usual.