Minor Injuries Units and First Aid Units

What we do

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs)

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Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) 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.

First Aid units (FAUs)

First Aid units (FAUs) run currently from Bicester. FAUs do not have X-ray facilities. They can also be accessed via 111 or by calling the unit directly. They are run by a team of highly qualified nurse practitioners with a lot of experience and expertise in the treatment of minor injuries.

Download the MIU and FAUs patient information leaflet


  • If you attend without an appointment you will be triaged and may be asked to wait or return at a later time.
  • You and those accompanying you must bring and wear a face covering. If possible, please attend by yourself. If you require someone to bring you, they should wait in the car unless their support is essential for your visit.
  • Hand cleaning will be required as you enter our buildings and during your visit. Please maintain social distancing and observe instructions given by staff and on signs. These are in place to keep you and staff safe.
  • For life-threatening injury, call 999 or attend your nearest A&E.

Contact details


Abingdon Community Hospital
Marcham Road
OX14 1AG

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Abingdon MIU opening hours

This service is available seven days a week:

Days Hours
Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 22.30


Abingdon X-ray opening hours

X-ray opening times at this MIU (for MIU patients only) are as follows:

Abingdon X-ray opening hours

Days Hours
Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 13.30 and 14.00 – 18.30
Sunday 11.00 – 13.30 and 14.00 – 17.00
Bank holidays 10.00 – 13.30 and 14.00 – 15.30

If you are attending as a referral from your GP for an X-ray, please use the following times:

Days Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am -13.30 and  14.30 -5pm
Saturday 11.00 – 13.30 and 2.30pm – 5pm
Sunday 11.30am- 13.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Closed on  bank holidays

For GP requested X-Ray queries please contact 01865 904593 (9am to 5pm only)


Outpatients Department
Townlands Hospital
York Road

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Henley MIU opening hours

This service is available :

Days Hours
Monday to Sunday



09.00 – 21.30



Henley X-ray opening hours

Days Hours
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 12.30 and 13.00 – 16.45
Weekends Closed
Bank holidays Closed


Witney Minor Injuries
Witney Community Hospital
Welch Way
OX28 6JJ

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Witney MIU opening hours

The MIU is available seven days a week:

Please call 111 for advice

Days Hours
Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 22.30

Witney X-ray opening hours

Days Hours
Monday to Friday 10.30 – 13.30 and 14.30 – 17.30
Saturday and Sunday 10.30 – 13.30 and 14.00 – 18.30
Bank Holiday 10.30 – 13.30 and 14.00 – 16.00

For GP X-ray enquiries only please call 01865 904 404 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.

Patients should call 111 prior to attending the First Aid Unit to arrange an appointment.

Upon arrival patients will be asked to wait in their car until a clinician is ready to see them.

These measures have been implemented due to COVID to reduce contact with other patients and staff.

First Aid Units do not have X-Ray support.


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

Tel: 01865 903976 (Please telephone prior to attending).

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Opening hours:

Monday to Friday – 18.00-23.00
Weekends 08.30-23.00

Bicester X-ray opening hours – December to January

Mon 27/03/2023 09:00-14:00
Tue 28/03/2023 09:00-14:00
Wed 29/03/2023 09:00-14:00
Thu 30/03/2023 09:00-14:00
Fri 31/03/2023 CLOSED
Sat 01/04/2023 CLOSED
Sun 02/04/2023 CLOSED
Mon 10/04/2023 CLOSED

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton First Aid Unit
Chipping Norton Health Centre
Russell Way, off London Road
Chipping Norton

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This service operated by South Central Ambulance Service


First aid services are available during practice hours – please contact the practice before attending by calling 01491 835577.

It is based at:

Wallingford Medical Practice
Reading Road
OX10 9DU

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

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Page last reviewed: 1 December, 2023