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Minor Injuries Unit

Newton Abbot Community Hospital, West Golds Road, Jetty Marsh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2TS


Visiting Hours

Open between 8am-8pm. However they appreciate if patients could avoid mealtimes between 12 noon-1pm, and 5pm-6pm.

General Information

There is a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) and X-Ray facilities (see opening times).

X-ray facilities times may vary, so it is advisable to check with the hospital`s Main Reception. X-ray services may not be available everyday however if attenting MIU, you will be assessed fully by the MIU Nurse Practitioner and provided with an appropriate treatment plan to meet your clinical needs.

You can visit your local Minor Injuries Unit if you have the following type of injuries:

  • Cut, Graze or Wound
  • Sprain, Strain, Muscle or Joint injury
  • Broken bone (fracture)
  • Skin complaint – bite or sting (including human bites), minor burns, including severe sunburn and minor skin infection which needs treating
  • Emergency contraception
  • Minor head injury
  • Eye problem such as a minor eye infection, scratches or something that is stuck in your eye.

 Conditions that Minor Injuries Units cannot treat include:

  • Chest pain
  • Respiratory problems
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Drug overdose
  • Alcohol related problems
  • Mental health problems, and mealth conditions that would normally be treated by your GP or hospital.

MIUs are also not normally equipped to treat children under two years old.

There are a number of ways of assessing and treating minor injuries and ailments. If you are unsure whether to seek medical advice, please phone 111 and ask for guidance. They will be able to advise you, and can also tell you where your nearest Minor Injuries Unit is.

MIUs are run by a team of highly qualified nurse practitioners who have experience and expertise in treating minor injuries.

For further information please click on the following link - Minor Injuries Unit

For information on current waiting times please click on the following link - MIU Waiting Times