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Minor Injuries Units and First Aid Units

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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).

Download the MIU and FAUs patient information leaflet

Oxfordshire’s minor injury units are listed below:

Abingdon

Urgent Care Centre
Abingdon Community Hospital
Marcham Road
Abingdon
OX14 1AG

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

Outpatients Department
Townlands Hospital
York Road
Henley on Thames
RG9 2EB

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

Outpatients Department
Witney Community Hospital
Welch Way
Witney
OX28 6JJ

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

Bicester Community Hospital
Piggy Lane (access via Coker Close)
Bicester
OX26 6HT

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

Outpatients Unit
Chipping Norton War Memorial Community Hospital
Russell Way, off London Road
Chipping Norton
OX7 5FA

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

Wallingford Community Hospital
Reading Road
Wallingford
OX10 9DU

Tel:  01865 903471 (Please telephone prior to attending.)

This service is open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8.30am to 6.30pm.

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Last updated: 15 March, 2017

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