Brecon War Memorial Minor Injury Unit

Cerrigcochion Road

Brecon

LD3 7NS

Tel: 01874 622443

Disabled Access: Yes

Website: http://pthb.nhs.wales/services/urgent-care-services/choose-minor-injury-unit/

Summary

Please note: the MIU will not accept walk ins.  Patients are required to contact the hospital and they will be called back by a member of the MIU team and offered a telephone consultation.  If they need to be seen, they will be provided with a designated clinic time.  Patients to call: 01874 615800. 



Minor Injury Unit (MIU) available 24 hours, 7 days a week. 



Minor Injury Unit will treat children over 2 years of age. 

Last Updated: 21 August 2020 07:45 by NHS Direct Wales

Normal Opening Hours

Minor Injuries Unit Facilities

What will be seenYes/NoInformation
Abdominal InjuryNo
Airway ProblemNo
AssaultMaybeContact to discuss
Back InjuryYesSimple Mechanical Injury
Bites & StingsYesBees/Wasps/Domestic animals/Some Human
Burns & ScaldsYesLess than 3% of body area but no serious Contact MIU
Chest InjuriesYesMinor Rib Trauma
Chest PainNo
Ear InjuryYesNon-Penetrating
Eye InjuryYesMinor abrasions or foreign bodies
Facial/Head/NeckYesAll MINOR
FallsYesSimple mechanical or slips
Removal of Foreign BodiesYesMinor not internal
Head InjuriesRefer to A&E if not minorMinor only NO loss of consciousness & no patients on anticoagulation medication
Hip/Groin InjuryNo
Limb InjuryYesSimple dislocations or fractures
Mental HealthNo
Mouth InjuriesYesDental Injuries RING to discuss
Neck InjuriesYesSimple Minor
Overdose/PoisoningNo
Pelvic InjuriesNo
Transport InjuryYesMinor soft tissue NO high impact
WoundsYesWill refer on if needed ONLY simple

Services Offered

Service does: 24 Hour Availability
Service does not: A&E
Service does: Access To Fracture Clinic
Refer to Neville Hall Hospital.
Service does: Assessment of Ear Injury
Non-penetrating foreign bodies
Service does: Assessment Of Eye Injury
Minor abrasions or foreign bodies which are non-penetrating and some chemicals but will need to contact MIU. All others are referred to Hereford County Hospital.
Service does: Bank Holiday
Service does not: Doctor On Site While Open
Service does: Emergency Contraceptive Pill (Free)
Patients should contact the department before attending.
Service does: Interpreter/Translation Available
Can be contacted if needed.
Service does: Manipulation Of Fractures Dislocation
Very minor, patients are sometimes referred to Neville Hall Hospital.
Service does: Minor Bites and Stings
From bees, wasps, domestic animals and some human bites but will need to confirm with MIU
Service does: Minor Burns
Burns and scalds that are less than 3% of body surface area
Service does: Minor Chest Injuries
Trauma which is non-penetrating
Service does: Minor Head Injuries
Facial injuries included where they are superficial, no loss on consciousness & refer to A&E if patient is on anticoagulation medication
Service does: Minor Injury Unit
24 Hours
Service does: Minor Neck Injuries
Soft tissue injuries, simple rear shunt, delayed onset pain. Cannot be high impact.
Service does: Nurse In The Department While Open
24 Hours.
Service does: Nursing Staff Able To Prescribe
Under PGD guidelines.
Service does: Plastering
Service does: Removal of Foreign Bodies
Non-penetrating to the eye, ear, or skin
Service does: Sprains and Fractures of Limbs
Simple dislocated joints, but will need to contact the MIU if multiple fractures
Service does: Suturing
Service does not: Telemedicine Links
Service does: Tetanus Vaccination
For injured persons.
Service does: Treatment Provided By Nurse Practitioners
Service does: Wound Care
Prefer to discuss with MIU first as many wounds can be assessed at MIU and referred on. Simple lacerations are accepted.
Service does: X-Rays
Between 9.00am & 4.30pm Monday to Friday; and between 9.00am & 12.30pm Saturday & Sunday Tel. 01874 615785

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