Victoria War Memorial Minor Injury Unit

Salop Road

Welshpool

SY21 7DU

Tel: 01938 558900

Disabled Access: Yes

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

Summary

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
Overdose/PoisoningNo
Pelvic InjuriesNo
Transport InjuryYesMinor soft tissue NO high impact
WoundsYesWill refer on if needed ONLY simple
TemporarilyOpenClose
Monday8.00am8.00pm
Tuesday8.00am8.00pm
Wednesday8.00am8.00pm
Thursday8.00am8.00pm
Friday8.00am8.00pm
Saturday8.00am8.00pm
Sunday8.00am8.00pm

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
Limited.
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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