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Minor Injury Unit

If your injury is not serious, you can get help at our minor injuries unit.

Minor Injury Unit

About the service

The Minor Injury Unit (MIU) is a purpose-built facility based in North Somerset Community Hospital offering treatment for a wide range of minor injuries.

Treatment is delivered by our specialist emergency nurse practitioners who are fully trained in both adult and paediatric care.

Our specialist practitioners are able to treat patients with minor injuries such as:

  • Wounds and grazes
  • Cuts needing stitches
  • Trips and falls
  • Broken bones (we have an x-ray facility on site)
  • Minor injuries resulting from minor road traffic accidents
  • Minor injuries arising from domestic violence
  • Minor burns
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains, bruises and abrasions
  • Head injuries (no loss of consciousness)
  • Simple eye trauma e.g. foreign bodies
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Advice
  • Minor injuries in children over three years of age.

Anyone above the age of three years can visit the MIU. Our waiting times are usually much shorter than at your local A&E department. We aim to see people within two hours and children are dealt with as a priority.

We encourage you to attend the MIU with the above conditions to avoid delays and to help ease the pressure on our local A&E departments. 

There is parking available at North Somerset Community Hospital.

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Who is this service for?

We will treat anyone above the age of three years old who lives in North Somerset and the surrounding areas.

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Contact us

North Somerset Community Hospital Old Street Clevedon North Somerset BS21 6BS
  • 01275 546852
  • Opening hours: 8am-9pm (last patient admitted 8.30pm) seven days a week - aside from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day when opening times are 10am-6pm. X-ray opening hours: 9am-12pm and 2pm-4pm - weekdays only, unavailable on bank holidays. For patients attending the Minor Injury Unit, x-rays are only prescribed when clinically necessary following full assessment by an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. If you have not attended the Minor Injury Unit but have seen your GP who has referred you for an x-ray, you may go directly to the radiology (x-ray) department on the ground floor within the outpatients department at the hospital. There is no need to call to arrange an appointment in this instance.

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