To support local residents and visitors in North Devon to access urgent care more easily we are pleased to confirm that the weekend MIU service in Ilfracombe will be continuing through to September 2023.
Until 30 September 2023 the following will be in place:
A weekend MIU service (Friday to Monday) will be provided from 10am to 6pm by two fully qualified private ambulance staff at the Tyrrell Hospital in Ilfracombe. This will be available for both walk-ins and patients referred through NHS 111.
Also available is ongoing interim GP support to provide a minor injury service (Monday to Friday) in the GP practices nearest the MIUs that are temporarily closed in Ilfracombe and Bideford. To access these services people should call NHS 111 or call ahead to the GP practice first as you may be directed to a more appropriate service for your needs to ensure you get the correct treatment at the right time.
In a life-threatening emergency people should attend the main emergency department at NDDH or call 999.
We understand that the temporary closure of our Bideford and Ilfracombe MIUs causes concern and anxiety for local residents. We want to reassure our towns and communities that the Trust and the Integrated Care System for Devon are committed to providing local urgent care services within Northern Devon and we have been working closely with them to find alternative interim ways of providing local healthcare services.
For more information on how to get the care you need click here.
Last updated: April 03, 2023