Minor Injuries Units are for injuries, such as deep cuts, eye injuries, broken bones, severe sprains, minor head injury, minor burns and scalds.
Many people go to Accident and Emergency departments when they could be treated just as well and probably quicker at a Minor Injuries Unit.
In Accident and Emergency staff must give priority to serious and life-threatening conditions, so if you go there with a minor injury you may have to wait longer to be seen. It is better to go to a Minor Injuries Unit if there is one locally.
You don’t need an appointment to visit a Minor Injuries Unit. They are run by a team of highly qualified nurse practitioners with a lot of experience and expertise in the treatment of minor injuries.
Minor Injuries Units can treat a wide variety of problems including cuts and grazes, sprains and strains, broken bones (fractures), bites and stings (including problems: minor eye infections, scratches or something stuck in your eye).
Oxfordshire’s minor injury units are listed below:
Urgent Care Centre
Abingdon Community Hospital
Tel: 01865 903476
This service is available seven days a week, 10am to 10.30pm.
X-ray opening times at this MIU are as follows: Monday to Friday – 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10.30 am to 6.30 pm
Henley on Thames
Tel: 01865 903755
This service is available seven days a week, 9am to 8pm.
Please note that the X-ray department for this MIU is closed on weekends: its is open Monday-Friday, 9-12.30, then 13.30-16.30.
Witney Community Hospital
Tel: 01865 903841
The MIU is available seven days a week, 10am to 10.30pm.
X-ray opening times at this MIU are as follows: Monday to Friday – 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. Saturday and Sunday the X-ray opening times at this MIU are also from 10.30 am to 7.30pm. Please call 01865 903841 for further information.
If you are attending as a referral from your GP for an X-ray, please refer to your referral sheet for the opening times for the X-ray department. These are – Monday to Sunday 10.30am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 6.30pm.
First Aid Units do not have X-Ray support it is best to call prior to attending if you are concerned that an X-Ray may be required.
Bicester Community Hospital
Piggy Lane (access via Coker Close)
Tel: 01865 903976 (Please telephone prior to attending).
This service is open 6 pm to 11 pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30 am to 11 pm on weekends and bank holidays. The First Aid Unit offers a walk-in service, so no referral or appointment required.
Chipping Norton War Memorial Community Hospital
Russell Way, off London Road
Tel: 01608 648233
This service is open weekday evenings, 5pm to 9pm and 10am to 9pm for weekends and bank holidays. This is a drop-in service and you do not need to make an appointment.
Wallingford Community Hospital
Tel: 01865 903471 (Please telephone prior to attending.)
This service is open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8.30am to 6.30pm.
Last updated: 15 March, 2017