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Insufficient staff to blame for doors to Doddington Minor Injuries Unit remaining closed

A lack of staff is being blamed for the ongoing closure of a Fenland emergency health service it has been revealed this week.

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Doddington Hospital closed on April 6 with Jan Thomas, accountable officer at NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), explaining at the time the move was to enable the experienced staff to be redeployed to provide vital additional capacity elsewhere in the local community.

She also claimed that far lower numbers of patients had been attending the MIUs in Fenland, which she said meant "we have the capacity to better use our resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreakā€.

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