Worcestershire residents are being urged to think ‘is MIU for You’ if they suffer an injury which isn’t life threatening over the festive period.
Many minor injuries, such as small burns, sprains, strains, and fractures can be treated at Minor Injury Units in Bromsgrove, Malvern, Evesham and Kidderminster. These units are open over the Christmas period, including on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and can help ease the pressure on busy Emergency Departments, which should only be used in emergency or life-threatening situations only.
What can be treated at a Minor Injury Unit?
Our Minor Injury Units (MIUs) offer advice and treatment for a variety of injuries including cuts, grazes, wounds, sprains, strains and minor burns. Unfortunately, we are unable to treat illnesses at our Minor Injuries Units.
Those needing advice or treatment for a minor illness should visit their local pharmacy who offer expert, confidential advice as well as medicines for minor ailments such as colds, tummy troubles and much more. For urgent, but not life-threatening illnesses contact NHS111. Trained advisers can direct people to the best possible care for their needs, including arranging an out-of-hours GP appointment or an appointment to attend an Emergency Department if needed.
Where is my nearest Minor Injury Unit?
There are several Minor Injury Units in Worcestershire which are open during the festive period:
Bromsgrove – Princess of Wales Community Hospital, B61 0BB
- Monday to Friday: 8am-8pm (last appointment 7:30pm)
- Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 12pm-8pm (last appointment 7:30pm)
Malvern – Malvern Community Hospital, WR14 1EX
- 9am-9pm, 7 days-a-week (last patient at 8.30pm) including bank holidays
- Please note: this service will close at 5pm on Christmas Day
Kidderminster – Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, DY11 6RJ (Managed by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust)
- 8am-10pm, 7 days-a-week including bank holidays
Evesham – Evesham Community Hospital, WR11 1JT
- 9am to 9pm 7 days a week including bank holidays
I think I need to visit my local MIU – what should I do?
Patients requiring treatment for a minor injury are advised to contact NHS111 first to speak to a trained adviser who will assess their symptoms and direct them to the most suitable healthcare service for their need. If required, they will book an appointment to attend an MIU for treatment.
Patients can also walk-in to any of Worcestershire's Minor Injury Units. Please check locations and opening times prior to travelling.
Find services near you
For alternative services including urgent care, sexual health, pharmacy and dental services, visit the NHS website.
If you need help now, and you're not sure what to do
- Go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111