Chippenham Community Hospital Minor Injury Unit is open daily from 8am - 8pm.
Trowbridge Community Hospital Minor Injury Unit is open daily from 8.30am - 4pm.
Chippenham and Trowbridge MIUs are open for walk in patients and for patients who have contacted NHS 111 either by phone or online and have been advised to attend.
This service has been designed to maintain the safety of patients and staff. Patients will be assessed on arrival but may need to wait to be seen, or directed to another service to receive the appropriate care.
NHS 111 will continue to triage all calls and if a patient meets the criteria they will be referred to a unit to attend. 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)
Patients can be treated at MIUs for:
- Minor cuts and lacerations
- Dog and cat bites
- Strains and sprains
- Simple fractures and dislocations (X-ray service usually available between 9am and 4.15pm)
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor 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 do not treat babies under one year old and are not specifically equipped to treat more serious conditions such as:
- Stab wounds
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Confusion and change in consciousness
Minor Injury Unit
Chippenham Community Hospital
Wiltshire SN15 2AJ
Minor Injury Unit
Trowbridge Community Hospital
Wiltshire BA14 8PH