Royal South Hants Minor Injuries Unit
Royal South Hants Minor Injury Unit

At Royal South Hants Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) we provide fast, convenient and expert care for any NHS patient with a minor injury.

Our team of skilled nurses can offer treatment, advice and information for a range of minor injuries. Our waiting times can be considerably less than emergency departments and if we are unable to help, we can refer or direct you to the most appropriate service.

Accessing the MIU

Patients do not need to make an appointment, just turn up during opening hours.

When we're open

Monday-Friday 7.30am-10.00pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 8.00am-10.00pm (last patient accepted at 9.30pm). Patients are treated in order of priority rather than order of attendance.

You can follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our current waiting times.

What we treat

For adults and children, we are able to:

  • Stitch and close wounds
  • Remove splinters
  • Remove foreign bodies from ears, noses etc
  • Dress minor wounds, cuts and grazes
  • Apply plaster of paris to broken limbs
  • X-ray arms and legs (over 2 years old)

We can also treat the following:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones to arms, lower leg and feet
  • Wound infections
  • Minor burns
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Minor injuries to back, shoulder and chest

We are unable to help with:

  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Major injuries
  • Severe stomach pains
  • Pregnancy related conditions/problems
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Overdoses
  • Alcohol related problems
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission

For these conditions, you should attend your local emergency department, or dial 9-9-9.

Where to find us

We are located at Royal South Hants Hospital. The entrance can be found adjacent to care park F, to the left of the main entrance on level B.

Please do not call Southampton NHS Treatment Centre with enquiries about Royal South Hants Minor Injuries Unit. The centre is based in a different part of the hospital and cannot help with MIU enquiries. In the first instance please read our FAQs.

 

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