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

Appointments

  • 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
Abingdon
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

Tues Jan 24 – 8.30am-8pm

Weds Jan 25 – 8.30am-8pm

Thurs Jan 26 – 8.30am-10pm

Fri Jan 27 – 8.30am-10pm

Sat Jan 28 – 10am – 10pm

Sun Jan 29 – 10am-10pm

 

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 110.00 – 13.30 and 14.30 – 17.00
Saturday 11.00 – 13.30
Sunday 12.00 – 16.00

Henley

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

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Henley MIU opening hours

This service is available :

Days Hours
Monday to Friday

Saturday, July 30

Sunday, July 31

09.00 – 20.00

09.00-3.30pm

09.00 -20.00

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

Witney Minor Injuries
Witney Community Hospital
Welch Way
Witney
OX28 6JJ

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Witney MIU opening hours

The MIU is available seven days a week:

Days Hours
Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 22.30

Witney X-ray opening hours

Tues Jan 24 – 10am-10pm

Weds Jan 25 – 10am-10pm

Thurs Jan 26 – 10am-10pm

Fri Jan 27 -10am-10pm

Sat Jan 28 – 10am-10pm

Sun Jan 29 – 10am-10pm

 

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

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

Bicester Community Hospital
Piggy Lane (access via Coker Close)
Bicester
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

Wed Dec 28 – 9am-2pm

Thurs Dec 29 – 9am-2pm

Fri Dec 30 –  9am-2pm

Sat Dec 31 – Closed

Sun Jan 1 – Closed

Mon Jan 2 – Closed

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton First Aid Unit
Chipping Norton Health Centre
Russell Way, off London Road
Chipping Norton
OX7 5FA

Get directions to the centre here

This service operated by South Central Ambulance Service

Wallingford

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
Wallingford
OX10 9DU

Get directions to the hospital here

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

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Page last reviewed: 24 January, 2023