If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), rather than going to an A&E department. Minor Injuries Units can treat sprains and strains, broken bones, wound infections, minor burns and scalds, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites, minor eye injuries, injuries to the back, shoulders and chest.
The nearest MIU is at Ripley Community Hospital and no appointment is normally necessary as they offer a walk in service.
In addition Parkside Surgery also offers a limited minor injuries service. This is not a walk in service and is subject to appointment availability.
We are able to treat minor injuries that may not be suitable for normal domestic first aid and these include things such as
- Bad bruises
- Minor head injuries (where there has been no loss of consciousness.
Please remember this is not a walk in service and is strictly subject to appointment availability