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Services

Stirling Community Hospital – Minor injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Stirling Community Hospital has now moved to a new location on the ground floor of the former maternity unit.

The re-vamped facility remains open from 9am to 9pm seven days a week and is staffed by emergency nurse practitioners who can prescribe medication and provide treatment for a wide range of minor injuries. These include minor burns and scalds, infected wounds, sprains, cuts and grazes. Staff can also examine and treat minor injuries to the eye, ear, head and neck areas and arrange X-rays for suspected broken bones.

Although based in Stirling, the MIU offers treatment to patients across Forth Valley. Staff can treat and assess adults and children over the age of one year (children under the age of one with a minor injury should be taken direct to the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert).

There is no need to make an appointment and patients who attend are seen and treated quickly.

We are keen to raise awareness of this important health facility and encourage local people to make use of it. This will help us to reduce pressure on the busy Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and ensure that staff working there can focus on treating patients with serious and life threatening injuries which require urgent care.

The relocation of the Minor Injuries Unit to the former maternity unit will also allow demolition work to begin on The Queen Elizabeth Wing, as planned. This work is expected to start in the next few weeks.

Details of the MIU and the services it provides can be found on the NHS Forth Valley website – http://www.nhsforthvalley.com/health-services/hospitals/stirling-community-hospital/minor-injuries-unit

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Important Changes to Emergency and Minor Injury Services

On 12th July 2011, there will be a number of changes to Emergency and Minor Injury services across Forth Valley.

These changes are part of the third and final phase of moves to the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert which involves the transfer of a number of important services from Stirling Royal Infirmary.

These include Accident and Emergency services which will transfer from Stirling Royal Infirmary to a new Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert at 8.00am on Tuesday 12th July 2011.

A number of other acute services will move from Stirling Royal Infirmary to Forth Valley Royal Hospital between the 11th and 18th July 2011. These include the Maternity Unit (including the labour suite, postnatal ward and neonatal unit), the Women’s Day Care Unit, Women’s Outpatient Clinics and Investigation (including obstetrics, colposcopy and scanning), Gynaecology Services and Children’s Services (inpatient ward and paediatric clinics),cardiology services, medical and surgical wards, intensive care and high dependency services.

Minor Injury Unit and GP out-of-hours services for the Falkirk area, which are currently based at Falkirk Community Hospital, will also transfer to the new Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital on Tuesday 12th July 2011.

A new Minor Injury Unit will open at Stirling Royal Infirmary.  The MIU is now open; see above. There will also be a GP out-of-hours service based at Stirling Community Hospital for patients who need to see a doctor overnight. This can be accessed via NHS24 on 08454 242424.

The new Forth Valley Royal Hospital will be supported by a network of four community hospitals in Falkirk, Stirling, Bo’ness and Clackmannanshire which will provide a wide range of local health services.

There are also plans to transfer services currently provided at Bannockburn and Bonnybridge Hospital to Stirling and Falkirk Community Hospitals, respectively. For more information on Forth Valley Royal Hospital and the four community hospitals visit www.nhsforthvalley.com

Post Office Services

Muckhart is served by the Cowdenbeath Mobile Post Office. It calls on Mondays and Thursdays from 14.15 until 15.15 at the Coronation Hall. Services include poastage, priority services, banking, currency, moneygram, travel insurance and motor vehicle licences. Telephone 0845 722 3344 for enquiries.

The Crook of Devon Post Office is open Monday to Saturday from 0800 until 1800. Telephone 01577 840688 for services provided. Nation Lottery tickets now available.

The Dollar Post Office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09.00 until 17.30 (closed for lunch 13.00 until 14.00), on Tuesday from 09.00 until 1300, and on Saturday from 09.00 until 12.30. Telephone 01259 742670 for services provided.