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Yate West Gate Centre
Yate West Gate Centre and Minor Injuries Unit
21 West Walk, Yate Town Shopping Centre BS37 4AX
Tel: 01454 315355
West Walk Surgery (GP surgery based at Yate West Gate Centre)
Tel: 01454 272200
New Minor Injuries Unit Proves Popular
Pictured from left to right are: Lizzy Mason, staff nurse; Peter James, Matron, Bev Mason, Lead for Urgent Care (NHS South Glos); Dept Mayor of Yate, Cllr Martin Monk; Robyn Miller, Emergency Nurse Practioner.
The New Yate Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) has proved very popular with South Gloucestershire residents.
The MIU, which is run by Provider Services Team at NHS South Gloucestershire, treated 131 patients in its first week, a third more than initially anticipated.
The MIU, which opened on 22 June 2010, has treated a whole range of minor injuries so far – from broken ankles, wrists and arms; dog and insect bites, minor burns and scolds, and stitched up cuts and glued head gashes.
MIU Matron, Peter James, said: “The MIU has proved to be very popular. When we opened we anticipated that in the first few weeks we would get a steady trickle of patients which would build to around a hundred patients a week. However, people obviously appreciate that using the MIU saves them traveling all the way to Frenchay and waiting for long periods before they get treated.
“The MIU can treat a whole range of minor injuries. We had a number of broken bones and fractures last week but we can quickly X-ray them on site and plaster cast them. We then book them an appointment with the bones unit for an assessment and to get the cast removed.”
Bev Mason, Lead Clinical Nurse for Emergency Care at NHS South Gloucestershire said: “We’re really pleased that people are using the MIU. It offers a fantastic service and ensures that anyone who needs any follow-up treatment will get their appointments sorted there and then. The MIU Team have really stepped up to the challenge of opening a new service and it’s satisfying to see that it is in great demand.”
The MIU can treat a range of injuries such as:
- Sprains and strains
- cuts and grazes
- injuries to arms or legs
- bites – human, animal and insect
- minor burns and scalds
- minor head injuries
- broken noses and nosebleeds
- minor head injuries
- eye problems such as scratches, foreign bodies in the eyes
Patients do not need an appointment and the MIU is open seven days a week: 8.30am–7.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am–2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
All patients are seen by an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) or an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) who have wide experience of dealing with minor injuries and treating children.
Minor Injuries Units do not treat minor illnesses such as a sore throat or temperature and people should contact their GP for treatment.
Minor Injury Units will not treat:
- unconscious patients
- serious medical conditions
- major injuries, like a car crash
- alcohol related problems
- mental health problems
For any of the above cases you should go to your local A&E or dial 999.
You can always ring and check with the MIU whether they can treat you or if it is best to see your GP or go to the local A&E. Telephone: 01454 315355.
The Minor Injuries Unit is based in the Yate West Gate Centre (next to Yate Library), 21 West Walk, Yate, BS37 4AX.
West Walk Surgery
West Walk Surgery is the GP surgery based in the Yate West Gate Centre.
Mr George Toogood, aged 100, and thirteen day old Joseph Nutt, the oldest and youngest patients at West Walk Surgery, helped cut the ribbon on March 8th 2010 - the surgery's first working day in its new home.
West Walk Surgery's managing partner, Martin Wilkes, said: "The new building is a massive improvement. Although the cabins have served us well and were a vast improvement on the previous building, we appreciate it has still not been ideal."
West Walk Surgery first opened its doors in 1970 after doctors working from home realised the need for better health provision. Kennedy Way and Courtside surgeries shared the building but as Yate's population grew they both moved into their own premises.
In recent years, the surgery became unfit for purpose and doctors decided to build a new practice and an agreement was reached with NHS South Gloucestershire to lease part of a new health centre on the site of the former surgery.
The surgery, which is based on the first floor of the Yate West Gate Centre, has 13,000 patients on its register. The surgery has four treatment rooms and 11 consulting rooms. Mr Wilkes said: "We have our own dedicated reception area, a call screen, and a new phone system which will be a major improvement on the previous outdated system. Importantly, there is a GP's office where doctors can work together and share information to help improve patient welfare."
Tel for West Walk Surgery: 01454 272200
Yate West Gate Centre
South Gloucestershire residents benefit from a range of health, children’s, young people and family services on their doorstep at the Yate West Gate Centre.
The Centre is a joint venture between NHS South Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire Council to allow residents to access a wide range of services all in one place.
Chief Executive of NHS South Gloucestershire, Penny Harris, said:
“This is a unique facility. Local people can access therapy and hospital outpatient appointments, have an x-ray or get treatment for a minor injury without needing to travel to a hospital.
They can also visit a GP surgery and access council services for families and young people all in one visit.”
Services currently operating at the Yate West Gate Centre are as follows:
- Sure Start Children’s Centre
- Youth Service
- Family Support
- Education Welfare
- Education Psychology
- Children’s social services
- Inclusion Support and Special Educational Needs
- District nurses
- School nurses
- Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS) – for the management of joint pain
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Health Visitors
- Boots Pharmacy
- West Walk Surgery
- X-ray department
- Outpatient clinics
- Minor Injuries Unit
Yate West Gate Centre named by local people
After a call for suggestions for names from members of the public, the health and integrated children’s centre at Yate is now called the Yate West Gate Centre.
NHS South Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire Council asked local people for their suggestions for a name for the centre. The Yate West Gate Centre was chosen from a range of suggestions put forward, many of which included references to local history or the landscape.
“From the suggestions put forward by local people we understand that the name Yate is derived from the Saxon Giete or Gete meaning "a gateway into the forest area". During the Saxon period and well into medieval times most of South Gloucestershire was covered by scrub, woodland and forested areas, later being used as royal hunting reserves. The new name – Yate West Gate Centre – refers to its location on the “west gate” of the town centre and the west gate to the forest area,” said Roger Pedley.
Councillor Sheila Cook, executive member for children and young people, said: “it was important for people in the Yate area to have the opportunity to suggest a name for the new centre as it be a real benefit for the whole community.”