Holderness MP says there's still hope to save East Riding's minor injury units

The Health Secretary's referred the decision on the future of East Riding's MIU's to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

A decision on the future of East Riding's minor injuries units is expected in the next few weeks.

Plans to close and replace the six MIU's with three urgent care centres has been referred to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel by the Health Secretary.

East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group say it'll lead to better care but campaigners think otherwise.

Holderness MP Graham Stuart is among those who think the MIU's should be kept open:

"Our vision is for local services to be sustainably delivered but delivered in the local towns. We're not opposed to change but what we are opposed to is asking people to travel an unreasonably long way to get a basic service that should be available on their doorstep."

Jane Hawkard, Chief Officer, East Riding CCG, says: "We are aware these decisions have been referred by the Secretary of State to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel for initial assessment, and we look forward to receiving the outcome.

"We remain confident the decisions made by our Governing Body in March seek to provide an improved urgent care offer across the East Riding and are, we believe, clinically appropriate given all of the evidence reviewed by the CCG.

"The existing minor injury units will remain in place and operational until any new services are introduced. Any changes to services will be clearly communicated across the whole region."

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