THE unit that treats non-emergency cases in Tenbury has closed.

Tenbury Minor Injury Unit closed with immediate effect from Tuesday.

The initial closure is for two weeks.

Health chiefs say that it is temporary and will be subject to review.

'This is due to staffing pressures and increased demands within some of our urgent services,' said a statement from the NHS Trust.

'The position will be reviewed regularly and the unit re-opened as soon as possible.'

There have been occasions in the past when the unit has been closed to enable the redeployment of staff.

The NHS is currently dealing with a major surge in the number of Covid-19 cases and a rise in the number of people who are being admitted to hospital with the virus.

Numbers have been rising in Worcestershire and all over the country.

Minor Injuries Units are for minor injuries only such as sprains, strains, small cuts and burns and are not for emergency or life threatening conditions.

Anyone unsure of the best healthcare option should contact NHS111

The county’s other Minor Injury Units remain open, information is available at