Paulton Minor Injuries Unit
Please consider all other options for your care before attending! These are your options: 111 by telephone or online, GP, Pharmacy, NHS online. In the event of a life-threatening emergency ONLY, ring 999.
We are open every day at 8am. Our last entry is at 7 pm. (This may change subject to problems out of our control.)
Due to social distancing, and to minimise risk of infection, only one person will be permitted to enter the Minor Injury Unit unless you are accompanying a child, or acting as a carer. Thank you for your co-operation.
Our way of working will be evolving over the coming months in order to provide a safe and appropriate service for our community – please check back often to see our most up to date details.
Our service supports adults, children and young people.
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The MIU team comprises highly trained Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics, Nurses, and Associate Practitioners, all with experienced clinical and diagnostic skills. When you arrive, you will be triaged and assessed by one of our Team. Following a thorough assessment, a suitable treatment plan will be discussed with you. You may need to be referred to another provider, such as the Emergency Department, or a GP.
The Minor Injuries Unit treats:
- Sprains and strains
- Cuts and grazes
- Arm, lower leg and foot injuries
- Bites – human, animal
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor head injuries
- Broken noses and nosebleeds
- Eye problems such as scratches, foreign bodies in the eyes
We are unable to treat the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Alcohol-related problems
- Breathing problems
- Chest pain
- Drug overdose
- Health conditions usually treated by a GP
- Mental health problems
If you have any of the above conditions you should contact your GP, or 111. If it is a life-threatening injury or situation, call for an ambulance by dialing 999.
When you call 111, you will discuss the options, and best pathway for your condition. This could be: self – management; accessing a pharmacy; contacting your GP; attending a Minor Injuries Unit, or attending an Emergency Department.
You will be required to bring a face covering to wear during your visit.
X-Ray facilities are available Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 4pm. X-Ray is only accessible following assessment by the MIU team. There is NO X-Ray on weekends or public holidays.
“I have had a very efficient, helpful and caring experience here.”