Patients with minor injuries – MIUs can be a quicker alternative to A&E

December 2014

Patients with urgent health conditions are being reminded that Shropshire’s four Minor Injuries Units are open across the New Year period.

The MIUs are normally a quicker alternative to A&E for anyone suffering from a range of minor conditions including cuts and lacerations, bites, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, wound infections, assessment of fractures, minor head injuries and burns.

And the MIU in Oswestry is open for longer than normal hours from now until January 4.

Dr Caron Morton, Clinical Accountable Officer for Shropshire CCG said: “A&E is for  people with serious and potentially life threatening injuries and illnesses. This means people with lesser conditions will take longer to be seen.

“Our MIUs specialise in minor conditions and therefore you will normally be seen more quickly than at A&E.”

Opening times are:

Bridgnorth MIU, Bridgnorth Community Hospital, Northgate, Bridgnorth WV16 4EU

Tel: 01746 762641; Open Mon-Fri: 8.00am – 9.30pm; Weekends: 8.00am - 9.30pm

Ludlow MIU, Ludlow Community Hospital, Gravel Hill, Ludlow, SY8 1QX    

Tel: 01584 872201; Open Mon-Fri: 8.00am - 8.00pm; Weekends: 8.00am – 8.00pm

Oswestry MIU,  Oswestry Health Centre, Thomas Savin Road, Off Gobowen Road, Oswestry,SY11 1GA

Tel: 01691 663617; Open 8.30am– 6.00pm every day until January 4

Whitchurch MIU, Whitchurch Community Hospital, Whitchurch, Claypit Street, SY13 2QG

Tel: 01948 660834; Open Mon-Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm; Closed weekends and New Year’s Day