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MIIU - Minor Injury & Illness Unit


Please find below details of the nearest hospitals with a Minor Injuries facility:


Wycombe General Hospital, High Wycombe :

This service is managed by Buckinghamshire Urgent Care (BUC).

The MIIU is for minor injuries and illnesses which you cannot treat yourself or you think are unsuitable for a GP appointment.

Following assessment, you may be advised to treat yourself, go to your pharmacist or see your GP if more appropriate.

The MIIU is based on the Wycombe Hospital site and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Download the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit leaflet for more information


Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood:

The Minor Injuries Unit is based at Mount Vernon Hospital, for patients with less serious injuries (see examples below). The Unit is open 7 days a week, every day except Christmas day, from 9am to 8pm. Last year we saw in excess of 24,000 patients. You will be treated by specially trained nurses who have experience and expertise of treating people with minor injuries quickly and efficiently. They will contact a senior doctor when necessary. Thier full Accident & Emergency services at Hillingdon Hospital.

The waiting times at Minor Injuries are usually much shorter than those in A&E as staff must give priority to serious and life-threatening conditions. You do not need an appointment to visit the Minor Injuries Unit.

What is a Minor Injury?

  • Cuts, grazes and bruising
  • Wounds, including those that may need stitches
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Tetanus immunization after an injury
  • Removal of foreign bodies from eyes, nose or ears
  • Minor eye problems, including removal of contact lenses
  • Insect bites or other animal bites
  • Minor head injury where there has been no loss of consciousness or vomiting, and no residual symptoms i.e. headache, nausea, visual disturbance, dizziness or any other symptom of concussion.
  • Removal of rings, earrings and studs
  • Minor injuries to legs below the knee, and arms below the shoulder, where you can bear the weight through your foot or move your fingers
  • Minor nose bleeds
  • Emergency contraception

Please note

  • They cannot X-ray children below the age of 4. They must be seen at their Accident & Emergency department
  • They can only X-ray from shoulder to finger and from knee to toe. All other X-rays must be taken at their Accident & Emergency department
  • Some wounds over 12 hours old may be unsuitable for stitches and on occasions these maybe referred to Accident & Emergency.


For telephone advice, please ring NHS 111

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