There are some injuries that our patients sustain that would be more appropriately dealt with at the Minor Injuries Unit at the Witney Community Hospital than at the practice. The unit is staffed by trained nurses who have direct links with the John Radcliffe Hospital Accident and Emergency Department in Oxford. It is equipped to deal with most minor injuries and will save a long journey to the John Radcliffe Hospital or the Horton General Hospital.
Minor injuries include:
- Minor bumps
- sprains and broken bones
- burns, cuts and bruises
- simple ear, nose and eye complaints such as the removal of splinters and other foreign bodies.
- Injuries to the back, shoulder and chest
- Insect and animal bites
- Wound Infections
The unit is open seven days a week from 10:00am till 10:30pm. No appointment is required.
X-Ray facilities are available for some of the day.
Outside these hours patients may be asked to return to the unit the next day or will be directed to the Accident and Emergency Department at the JR or to the Horton General Hospital for more serious injuries.
Many conditions get better on their own and can be treated successfully at home. Your pharmacist may be able to help you with these and advise about medicines you can buy over the chemist’s counter.
To contact the MIU please call: 01865 903841.