Minor Injuries Unit
What is it?
A Minor Injuries Unit provides treatment for patients with common injuries.
Who is it for?
They will treat injuries such as scalds, burns, cuts, stings, bites and suspected broken bones, which although not life-threatening do still need urgent medical treatment.
They DO NOT provide treatment for patients with dental problems, breathing difficulties, chest pain, coughs and colds, headaches, urine infections, rashes, stomach and bowel problems or other general illnesses. Nor do they provide treatment for patients unable to get a GP appointment or needing a repeat prescription.
In East Lancashire there are two Minor Injuries Units:
Accrington Minor Injuries Unit
Accrington Victoria Community Hospital
Open 7 days a week from 8am until 8.30pm
Rossendale Minor Injuries Unit
Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre
Open 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm