The Johnson Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit is to close to walk in patients from tonight (Tuesday, April 7).
From 6pm tonight you will no longer be able to access the service at the Spalding hospital and prospective patients are being urged to call NHS 111 instead.
In a statement released at 4pm this afternoon, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said that the closure will be “reviewed regularly” and it hopes to re-open it “as soon as possible”.
The statement reads: “Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) is temporarily changing the way patients access care from its minor injury units.
“LCHS is making these changes to ensure patients are looked after in a way that best protects members of the public during this period of immense pressure due to coronavirus.
“From 6pm today, (April 7), there is no longer a walk in service at the Minor Injury Unit at Johnson Community Hospital in Spalding, access will now be provided through NHS 111.
“These changes will be implemented at the Minor Injury Unit at Johns Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough at 8pm tomorrow, Wednesday, 8 April 2020.
“LCHS is working hard with other NHS healthcare providers to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to ensure NHS staff are in the right places to care for patients as best we can in these unprecedented times.
“The trust is focusing its resources on its home visiting and virtual consultation function, to ensure we can continue to deliver a high quality and responsive service.
“The changes to the way services are delivered at these minor injury units will be reviewed regularly and re-opened as soon as possible.”