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Minor injuries units

Minor injuries units (MIUs) are there to help with injuries that need attention urgently but are not critical or life threatening – such as:

  • sprains, strains, cuts and grazes
  • arm, foot and leg injuries
  • bites, minor burns and scalds
  • broken bones
  • minor head injuries
  • eye problems such as scratches and foreign bodies in the eye.

They treat children as well as adults.

They’re in in convenient places and you can be seen much more quickly than at A&E.

In fact, many A&E departments will pass you on to the nearest walk-in centre or minor injuries unit if your condition isn't serious enough for A&E – so you could save considerable time if you go straight there.

Most minor injuries units are open long hours. You don't need to make an appointment and you'll be seen by nursing staff in a calm, relaxed setting.

Details of minoir injuries units in Bristol can be found below, or you can search for your nearest minor injuries unit by postcode.

Your nearest minor injuries units

Southmead - Minor Injuries Unit

Gate 35, Level 0, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB.
Emergency Department Main Reception Gate 35
Telephone: 0117 4145100 or 0117 4145101.
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week including bank holidays.

The minor injuries unit at Southmead Hospital is based inside the Emergency Department, meaning that patients can be immediately directed to the right place for treatment. It treats children as well as adults. 

South Bristol - Urgent Care Centre

South Bristol NHS Community Hospital, Hengrove Promenade, Hengrove, Whitchurch Lane Bristol BS14 0DE
Sat nav postcode: BS14 0DB
Telephone: 0117 342 9692
Open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm
X-rays are available for patients over two years old.

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