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Public will be able to view proposals for area's minor injury units

By Kyle Ritchie

A review of minor injury units (MIUs) in Aberdeenshire, is moving into the final phase with a series of public consultation events.

At the June 2018 meeting of the Integration Joint Board (IJB), members agreed the findings of the MIU Review and instructed officers to form local implementation groups to continue the work of the review.

The groups have looked at the feedback received from the public at the first round of events, as well as the data on how many people use the services and at what times and are now ready to share their findings.

A review on minor injury units in the area is in its final phase.
A review on minor injury units in the area is in its final phase.

Each area that currently has a Minor Injury Unit will host an event, open to all, to share and discuss a range of future operating models.

Following these events, a paper setting out the findings of the review and recommendations on the future operating models for five of the units will be presented to the IJB for final consideration.

The Turriff event will be held in the Baden Powell Centre on Wednesday, April 24 from 3pm to 7pm.

The session in Banff will be at the Harvest Centre on Wednesday, May 1 from 3pm to 7pm.

Rhona Atkinson, chairwoman of the IJB, said: “These events are a great opportunity for everyone who contributed to the first round of engagement events to see how important their input has been and to see what the unit in their area will look like in the future.”

Each event will be an opportunity for local area residents to see and discuss a range of fully costed options for their unit as well as analysis of attendances to the units.

Councillor Anne Stirling, vice-chairwoman of the IJB said: “I am delighted that the team behind the review are entering the final phase of the project.”

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