Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan

Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan

Lime Avenue

Ebbw Vale

NP23 6GL

Tel: 01495 363636

Disabled Access: Yes

Website: http://abuhb.nhs.wales/hospitals/our-hospitals/ysbyty-aneurin-bevan/


Children under 1 year of age cannot be treated in MIU. Unit closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Out Of Hours Access Arrangements: Refer patients who need Minor Injury Treatment to either the Royal Gwent or Nevill Hall Hospital.

Last Updated: 04 January 2022 12:10 by NHS Direct Wales

Normal Opening Hours

MIU Opening Times


What will be seen at the MIU

Limb InjuriesYesAll fractures managed EXCEPT potential hip/pelvic; open fractures & fracture dislocations
Removal of Foreign BodiesYesEars/Nose/Soft Tissue
Removal of Foreign BodiesNoNo Ingested Objects
WoundsYesAnimal or Human bites; suturing; abrasions/grazes; lacerations/cuts
WoundsNoWill not see self-harm wounds; stabs (Chest/Abdomen) or major bleeding
Minor Burns & ScaldsYesWithout Smoke Inhalation
Insect BitesYes
Minor Head/FaceYes
Minor Head/FaceNoSee Services Offered
Minor NeckYes
Minor NeckNoSee Services Offered
Minor Chest/BackYes
Minor Chest/BackNo See Services Offered
Allergic ReactionsNo
Vulnerable AdultsNoWhere abuse may be suspected
Chest PainNo
Abdominal PainNo
Shortness of BreathNo
Mental HealthNo
Intoxicated related injuriesNo

Services Offered

Service does: Access To Fracture Clinic
All fractures managed EXCEPT potential hip/pelvic, open fractures & fracture dislocations
Service does: Age Restrictions
Anyone over 1 year old
Service does: Assessment Of Eye Injury
Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies
Service does not: Bank Holiday
Service does not: Doctor On Site While Open
Service does not: Emergency Contraception (Free)
Service does not: Interpreter/Translation Available
Service does not: Limited A&E
Service does: Manipulation Of Fractures Dislocation
Minor dislocations only, e.g. finger and toe dislocations
Service does: Minor Burns
Minor Burns and Scalds
Service does: Minor Chest Injuries
Minor Chest/Back - No high energy mechanism (RTC > 35mph, fall from > 1 meter or > 5 steps); involving a vehicle; loss of consciousness; seizure; numbness; reduced consciousness; abdominal pain; fever; uncontrolled pain; pain in legs; struggling to walk; loss of bladder/bowel control; coughing up blood; short of breath; patient on anticoagulants
Service does: Minor Head Injuries
No patients on anticoagulation medication to be seen, No,Injury must not have loss of consciousness; seizure; nausea/vomiting; amnesia; blurred vision; dizziness, persistent headache; be from a high energy mechanism (RTC > 35mph, fall from > 1 meter or > 5 steps)]
Service does: Minor Injury Service
Exclusions Head Injury: Loss of consciousness, Vomiting, Blurred vision, Dementia patients, Unwitnessed falls, Patients who live alone, Children under one years old.
Service does: Minor Injury Unit
Wounds, bites, stings, minor burns, minor head injuries and facial injuries.
Service does: Nurse In The Department While Open
Service does: Nursing Staff Able To Prescribe
Under PGDs; simple analgesia such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, or cocodamol, antibiotics for bites or wound infections, and tetanus/hep B for acute wounds.
Service does: Plastering
Service does: Removal of Foreign Bodies
From ears, nose, and soft tissue
Service does: Suturing
Service does not: Telemedicine Links
Service does: Tetanus Vaccination
Following a tetanus prone incident and acute wounds.
Service does: Treatment Provided By Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioner led.
Service does not: Waiting Times Officer
Service does: Wound Care
Animal/Human/Insect bites, wounds requiring suturing, abrasions (grazes), or lacerations/cuts
Service does: X-Rays
Facilities available between 9.00am & 6.30pm.

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