Minor Injuries Unit



The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is open from 8.30am and we accept our last walk in patient at 4pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)

Experienced Emergency Nurse Practitioners provide care to patients who visit our Minor Injuries Unit, they specialise in treating minor injuries

The Minor Injury Unit offers a walk-in service, where patients can be treated for:

• Minor cuts and lacerations, including septic wounds
• Dog and cat bites
• Bruises
• Strains and sprains
• Simple fractures and dislocations
• Minor burns and scalds
• Head injuries (if the person is not unconscious or
• Minor eye injuries
• Splinters and other foreign bodies in the skin, the
eye, ear or the nose,
• Insect bites and stings.

The MIU cannot treat you for infections and illnesses, such as:

• Earache
• Sore throats or chest infections
• Leg ulcers
• Intravenous injections
• Blood tests
• Drug overdoses
• Intoxication
• Pregnancy related problems
• Mental health problems.

If you experience any of the following, go immediately to your local Emergency Department or call 999.

• Chest pain
• Sudden collapse
• Suspected spinal injuries
• Complex fractures
• Dislocations
• Penetrating injuries

There is an X-ray department at Tetbury Hospital which supports the MIU service

If you are unsure if we can help you can call 111 for advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, or you can give us a call directly on 01666 502336 during our opening hours.

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