Minor Injuries and Urgent Treatment

Minor Injury Units (MIU)

If you’ve hurt yourself, had a fall, burnt yourself or are suffering from another non-life-threatening issue, the Minor Injury Unit is a fast and effective way of getting treated without the long wait in A&E.

Your local Minor Injury Units (MIUs) are staffed by experienced nurses that will be on hand to assess you and treat you as quickly as possible.

They are not open 24 hours, but we do have four across the local area located in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch. You can find out more about them here.

Urgent Care Centres

Urgent Care Centres can help with a range of symptoms from high temperatures in children, breathing problems, severe headaches, abdominal pain, painful infections through to mild injuries and burns.

The centres offer appointments that can be booked through 111 and are equipped to diagnose and deal with many of the most common ailments people attend A&E for. They help ease the pressure on hospitals, leaving other parts of the system free to treat the most serious cases.

We have Urgent Treatment Centres located at both hospital sites (Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital, Telford) within our Emergency Departments. They are open from 9am-9pm seven days a week.

Patients whose condition is non-urgent will be redirected to their GP or minor injuries unit.

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Page last updated 14 November 2023