Minor Injuries Service – Rossendale

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Information on this page was last updated on 06/06/2018

Brief Description

If your injury is not serious you can get help from a minor injuries unit rather than going to Accident and Emergency. This is a nurse led service who will treat minor injuries such as lacerations and fractures.

 

Conditions treated

The following conditions are seen by the MIU:-

  • Scalds, Burns, Cuts, Stings, Bites, Suspected broken bones and sprains
  • Minor head injuries
  • Injuries which although not life threatening do still need urgent medical care
  • Removal of foreign bodies from eyes, nose, ears or skin

 

Exclusions

The following conditions are not seen by the MIU:-

  • General Illness, Coughs and colds, Chest Infection and chest problems
  • Urine infections, Long standing joint or limb pain, Arthritis, Rashes
  • Stomach and bowel problems, Abdominal pains, Headaches
  • Dental problems or Maternity issues
  • Or patients needing routine re-dressing of wounds, Routine reviews of chronic illness
  • Blood pressure checks or Repeat prescriptions or patients unable to get a GP appointment

 

Location & Map

This service is located within Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre:-

Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre

Minor Injuries Unit
Bacup Road
Rawtenstall

BB4 7PL

 

Opening Hours

This service is available at the above location between 8.00am to 8.00pm:-

Monday to Friday, Saturday / Sunday and Bank Holidays

 

How accessed

Patients unsure of whether they should be treated at the Minor Injuries Unit or access treatment elsewhere should phone NHS 111 (free of charge) for advice.

 


August 2017 – V1.2

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