Second Public Meeting To Address Access to Felixstowe MIU

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey is to host second public meeting on Friday 18th October to once again address the problems of accessing the Felixstowe Minor Injuries Unit, after a number of people have come forward with examples of problems still being experienced

Ever since the Felixstowe MIU went from ‘walk in’ to ‘appointment only’ at the end of April there have been issues with access through the 111 service. During the working week patients can gain an appointment through their GP surgery without too much trouble – the problem comes at weekends and out of hours when access can only be obtained (in theory) by phoning 111. However, they do not have Felixstowe MIU on their system, so patients are being told to go to Colchester or Ipswich instead.

Dr Coffey hosted a meeting in June which attempted to address the problem – with NHS and Suffolk GP Federation bosses assuring the public that things would improve and that it was just an IT glitch. Unfortunately nothing seems to have changed.

This second meeting will take place on Friday 18th October from 7.30-8.30pm in a central Felixstowe venue. This meeting is for constituents only and will be ticketed on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend please confirm by midday on Thursday 17th October by emailing therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk or by calling 0207 219 7164. You will need to include your name and address.The venue details will be announced to registered attendees. Due to security reasons, ID may be required and anyone who has not pre-registered will not be admitted.

 

2 thoughts on “Second Public Meeting To Address Access to Felixstowe MIU

  1. has this meeting only recently been announced, with 3 days notice?

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  2. A few months ago, I had a need to attend Felixstowe Hospital on a Saturday morning. I tried to organise it through the 111 service only to be told Felixstowe A & E was not on their system. I persevered and suggested that they look for Felixstowe MIU. Lo and behold, they found it and I got my appointment. I might also add that when I was there, there was only one other person waiting. Is the solution as simple as advising the 111 service that Felixstowe does not have an A & E as such but a MIU. Fortunately the system of booking via a GP surgery works well.

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