team at the Minor Injuries Service at BMI The Blackheath Hospital, which is
located on Independents Road, will this month celebrate their second
anniversary with the news they have so far successfully treated more than 1,200
patients from the local community.
service, which opened in 2010, offers cost-effective diagnosis and treatment
for minor accidents and injuries on a walk-in basis and is currently open from
Monday to Saturday. However, the service has proved so popular that from
January it will be open seven days a week with new 8am – 5pm Sunday service.
on the anniversary and the extended opening time Outpatients Clinical Manager Carole Sibley commented, “No one
could have predicted that the Minor Injuries Service at The Blackheath Hospital
would have been such a success when it opened two years ago. In that time we
have seen many patients come through our doors, from those who experience the
everyday mishaps to those with the more serious sporting injuries. With each of
our patient we have been able to provide a quick and efficient service meaning
that treatment, discharge or onward referral is done so without a lengthy wait.
As this unique service continues to go from strength to strength we hope that
the new Sunday opening times will further embed the service as a viable
alternative to A&E medicine in our local community.”
Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Mark Phillips who works alongside the Minor Injury
Service at BMI The Blackheath Hospital, commented, “The minor injuries service
provides the local Blackheath community with a service that is able to deal
with a wide range of minor medical injuries in a quick and efficient manner.
Being a part of The Blackheath Hospital’s wider offering means that the service
is backed up by the highest standards of medical care, infrastructure and
medical consultants who are on hand to provide care if so required. I’d like to
congratulate the team on two successful years the care and attention that they
give to patients is truly exemplary and hope that they are able to continue
this long into the future.”
Private hospital news : 6 February 2012