"Great facility. Fantastic Staff. Great concept"

About: Purley War Memorial Hospital

I have had the misfortune of needing to attend the minor injuries unit twice, approximately 1 year apart. Both time for flesh wounds that were serious enough to needs stiches. Ironically both accidents have happen on a late Saturday afternoon (DIY mishaps), and this is the time of both visits . Each time, I was seen immediately, and was in and out within the hour. Stiches first time around, second time discussed with the nurse and agreed that I should just about get away without stiches. My preference. I have on both occasions found the staff at the unit to be courteous, friendly and yet very professional and I am highly appreciative of the treatment that I have been given. I think that the minor injuries unit at the hospital is a fantastic concept. Prior to its discovery, my other option would have been A&E at one of the other hospitals, where in my experience, treatment for non medially urgent cases to take anything up to 6 hours.

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Response from Purley War Memorial Hospital

I am pleased that you have found the service provided by the Minor Injuries Unit helpful and thank you for letting us know. The Unit at Purley War Memorial Hospital is operated by AT Medics, a GP-led company. I will ensure that your comments are passed on to AT Medics but you can also contact them direct through www.atmedics.org.uk. Graham Richardson, Deputy Manager PALS and Complaints

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