Victoria War Memorial Minor Injury Unit

Salop Road


SY21 7DU

Tel: 01938 558900

Disabled Access: Yes



Reduced opening times: operating between 8.00am and 8.00pm.

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: 01938 558919 or 01938 558931.

Minor Injury Unit will see children over the age of 2 years old. Under 2 year olds need to be reveiwed by a doctor. 

Last Updated: 01 March 2021 07:12 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 anticoagulant therapy
Hip/Groin InjuryNo
Limb InjuryYesSimple dislocations or fractures
Mental HealthNo
Mouth InjuriesYesDental Injuries RING to discuss
Neck InjuriesYesSimple Minor
Pelvic InjuriesNo
Transport InjuryYesMinor soft tissue NO high impact
WoundsYesWill refer on if needed ONLY simple

Services Offered

Service does not: 24 Hour Availability
Reduced opening hours to 8.00am to 8.00pm
Service does not: A&E
Service does: Access To Fracture Clinic
NO Under 5 year olds. Following assessment, referrals are made to the Royal Shrewsbury 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
Service does: Bank Holiday
Service does: Dental Service
Injuries only. Please ring to discuss. Not for antibiotic treatment.
Service does not: Doctor On Site While Open
On call between 8.00am & 6.30pm or via Shropdoc GPOOH's service .
Service does not: Emergency Contraception (Free)
Service does: Emergency Contraceptive Pill (Free)
Service does: Interpreter/Translation Available
Service does not: Manipulation Of Fractures Dislocation
Needs to be seen at A&E
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 conciousness & refer patient to A&E if patient is on anticoagulation medication
Service does: Minor Injury Unit
Nurse led
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
Service does: Nursing Staff Able To Prescribe
PGD's Accessible
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
Would have to contact prior to attending
Service does not: Telemedicine Links
Service does: Tetanus Vaccination
For injured patients.
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
Monday to Friday between 8.30am & 6.00pm. Referral only. Tel. 01938 558940 Not available New Years Day 01/01/2021

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