We operate a Minor Inuries Unit 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Please note that this is not a Walk-In Centre and we can only see patients with minor injuries obtained in the last 48 hours.
Conditions that can be treated at our MIU include:
- sprains and strains
- suspected broken limbs
- minor head injuries
- cuts and grazes
- bites and stings
- minor scalds and burns
- eye problems
If you have a Minor Injury and want to be seen you can complete an online consultation or call us on 01297 32126.
When to go to A&E
An A&E Department (also known as Emergency Department or Casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
- major trauma such as a road traffic accident
Less severe injuries can be treated in Urgent Care Centres or Minor Injuries Units. A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment.
If your GP is closed you can go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111, which will direct you to the best local service.
Alternatively, you can visit an NHS Urgent Treatment or Walk-in Centre, which will also treat minor illnesses without an appointment.
How to find your nearest A&E
Not all Hospitals have an A&E Department. You can use the ‘Find Services’ search on the NHS website to see if there is one near you.