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Minor Injury Units
Trowbridge Minor Injury Unit is open for booked appointments ONLY – 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm
(From Monday 17 May 2021 Trowbridge MIU will open from 8am – 8pm)
Chippenham Minor Injury Unit is open for booked appointments ONLY – 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm.
(No ‘walk in’ patients without an appointment please).
Chippenham and Trowbridge MIUs are open for patients who have contacted NHS 111 either by phone or online and are referred for an MIU appointment.
This change in service has been designed to maintain the safety of patients and staff and is in line with the national campaign to ‘Think 111 First’.
Patients are not able to directly book an appointment with the MIU. NHS 111 will continue to triage all appointments and if a patient meets the criteria they will be referred to the unit and a member of staff will call them back to arrange an appointment. Anyone with a life threatening condition should call 999.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms DO NOT attend any medical settings unless explicitly directed to do so by the NHS 111 service or a 999 call operator.
In an emergency phone 999 or go to the nearest Emergency Department
(A yellow phone is located at the MIU entrance and can be used to call 111 or 999)
This change in service has been designed to maintain the safety of patients and staff.
Patients can be treated for:
- Minor cuts and lacerations, including septic wounds
- Dog and cat bites
- Strains and sprains
- Simple fractures and dislocations (No x-ray service currently)
- Minor burns and scalds
- Head injuries – new increased confusion, any loss of consciousness and intoxication can not be treated in MIU
- Minor eye injuries
- Splinters and other foreign bodies in the skin, the eye, ear or the nose
- Insect bites and stings
MIUs are not specifically equipped to treat more serious conditions such as stab wounds or chest pains.
Minor Injury Unit – Chippenham Community Hospital
Chippenham Community Hospital
Wiltshire SN15 2AJ
Minor Injury Unit – Trowbridge Community Hospital
Trowbridge Community Hospital
Wiltshire BA14 8PH