Councillors from the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board visited Solihull Hospital on Friday 3 November. They met staff from Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) and the Urgent Primary Care Centre to get an understanding of how the departments are benefiting Solihull patients and they were given a guided tour around the main reception area for Urgent Primary Care and Booked Primary Care. The MIU is a 24 hour service for people who suffer a minor injury and the Urgent Primary Care service runs from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, to see and treat patients with a minor illness.
Councillors had the opportunity to talk to the Minor Injuries Unit team including Clinical Director Dr Ola Erinfolami. The visit also showcased the Booked Primary Care reception where patients who have a booked appointment can be seen when a fuller assessment is required. Councillors were also able to hear from the Frailty Assessment and Support Team (FAST) and learn about the services offered to patients at the Medical Day Hospital. Cllr Gail Sleigh, Chair of the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board, said: “We very much enjoyed our visit to Solihull hospital. It gave us a clear understanding of how Solihull partner health organisations are working together to address the health and social care pressures on our local population, especially in the run up to winter where we traditionally see an increased demand on our services. We are encouraged to support the first class service health professionals provide for our population.”
Picture: L-R : Councillor Mike Robinson , Councillor Annette Mackenzie, Councillor Alan Rebeiro , Councillor Mrs Flo Nash, Karen Middlemas, Programme Director Urgent Care, Councillor Gail Sleigh, Aneta Fricova, Democratic Services Solihull Council, Mala Mistry, Democratic Services Solihull Council, Councillor Andy Hodgson, Viv Tsesmelis, Deputy Director of Partnerships UHB.