Many patients go to Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) when they could be treated just as well, and probably quicker, at a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU). X-Ray facilities are available at the Minor Injury Units at certain times. You don’t need an appointment to visit a Minor Injuries Unit. They are run by a highly qualified team of nurse practitioners, who have a lot of experience and expertise in the treatment of minor injuries. You can also phone NHS 111 to seek advice and/or pre-book an appointment with one of the Minor Injury Units. What can MIUs treat?
- Sprains and strains
- Minor head injuries
- Broken bones
- Insect and animal bites
- Traumatic wound infections
- Minor eye injuries
- Minor burns and scalds
- Injuries to the back, shoulder & chest
Our local Minor Injury Units are:
- Henley – Townlands Hospital – telephone 01865 903755
- Thatcham – West Berkshire Community Hospital – telephone 01635 273508
- Abingdon – Abingdon Community Hospital – telephone 01865 903476
To be certain of their opening hours, it is wise to check online or call before you visit. See our website for further details about MIUs in our locality. There is also a First Aid Unit (FAU) at Wallingford Community Hospital (but no X-Ray facilities). Please call ahead of visiting to ensure it is open and to check it is the most appropriate place to attend in light of your injury or medical problem – 01865 903471.