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Minor Injuries Unit

We operate a Minor Inuries Unit 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

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 eConsult, call us on 01297 32126 or walk in and wait.

When to go to A&E

Nurse putting bandage on patients hand

An A&E Department (also known as Emergency Department or Casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

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.

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