IMMUNISATIONS AND VACCINATIONS
During a pandemic it is more important than ever to keep up with infant, child and adult immunisations to prevent outbreaks of other diseases.
Essential, routine vaccinations like the MMR jab can save a child’s life.
As long as those attending appointments, including parents of babies or children, do not have symptoms or are not self-isolating because someone in the household is displaying symptoms, all scheduled vaccinations should go ahead as normal. Delaying vaccination increases the risk of serious diseases, having vaccines at the right time gives your child the best protection.
Parents and carers should check their child's Red Book or NHS UK to make sure they are up to date with all their vaccinations.
Infants who are 1 year of age need their 1 year booster immunisations and MMR to protect them against measles, mumps and rubella.
Children also need their pre-school boosters before they start primary school.
Please contact us if your child is overdue for their vaccinations and make a planned appointment.
ELY MINOR INJURIES UNIT NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
During the Coronavirus outbreak, more people can get treatment for minor illnesses and injuries at CPFT’s Minor Injury Unit (MIU) in Ely, which is now open seven days a week from 8am to 10pm.
Minor Injury Units (MIUs) offer treatment and advice on illnesses and injuries that need attention urgently but are not critical or life threatening. No appointment is required, and patients are assessed by nurse or paramedic practitioners.
The Ely MIU based at the Princess of Wales Hospital is always on hand to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, cuts, bites and stings. X-Ray services are also available from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 8pm.
CANCELLING YOUR APPOINTMENT
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please let us know as soon as possible to enable us to offer the appointment to someone else.
PATIENT TRANSPORT INFORMATION
This service is currently suspended due to Covid-19