Medical investigations unit
Welcome to the Medical Investigations Unit
MIU is one of the few units
across the UK which is led entirely by specially trained nurses,
offering day case care and procedures for patients who previously
would have been admitted into hospital or their discharge
delayed, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
As specially trained nurses,
members of the team assess patients with diagnosed or undiagnosed
conditions, making decisions regarding the clinical care that
particular patient requires. Members of the team are qualified to
prescribe medications and in June 2012, MIU nurses became the first
in England to prescribe blood and blood products on a non-emergency
basis which was previous to this a doctor delivered
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Our vision is to provide:
- Gold standard patient focused service, that is nurse led,
a direct alternative to inpatient care and challenges accepted
- A place where the patient at the centre of care treating
everyone as an individual.
- Safe, honest dependable and consistent care delivered by
experts for the individual.
How to find us
The Medical Investigation Unit
(MIU) can be found by entering the hospital at entrance 7
and taking the lift/stairs to Level 4. It has comfortable
surroundings with panoramic views across Poole Harbour and to
the Purbecks, on a clear day Corfe Castle can be seen.