Our Services

Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) - Haslemere Hospital

Our team of skilled Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses with extended qualifications and experience in assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients with minor injuries.

If we are unable to help, we can refer or direct you to the most appropriate service.

For patients treated in the unit, we offer xrays and plaster casts/splints.

If you are unsure whether your problem can be assessed/treated at the Minor Injury Unit please call us on 01483 782334 during opening hours

Who is the service for?

We see adults and children aged two years and over with an acute (less than two weeks) minor injury, including people with cuts, sprains, suspected minor fractures.

 

What are our hours of service?

The service normally operates 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

 We are based at Haslemere Minor Injuries Unit, Church Lane, Haslemere GU27 2BJ.

Can I make an appointment?

We do not offer an appointment system.

We offer a walk in service for patients with minor injuries only.

Patients are seen in time order, however, there may be occasions when patients will be seen according to the severity of their injury.

Please note: at times of high volumes of patients attending MIU, it may not be possible to offer a full consultation to people who arrive from 4pm as this is one hour before the service closes for the evening.

In this instance we will assist you to find an alternative local service according to your need

What do you treat at the MIU?

We see adults and children aged two years and over with an acute (less than two weeks) minor injury, including:

  • Bites and stings.
  • Wounds – cuts, bruises and grazes.
  • Minor burns and scalds.
  • Muscle and joint injuries – strains, sprains and suspected limb fractures.
  • Sports injuries.
  • Minor eye injuries.
  • Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness).
  • Removal of foreign bodies from ears, eyes or nose.
  • Removal of splinters.
  • Minor injuries to back, ribs, shoulder and chest.
  • Low impact road traffic accidents.
  • Removal of rings, earrings and studs.

What can’t you treat?

At the Minor Injuries Unit we cannot treat:

  • Allergic reactions.

  • Asthma.

  • Breathing difficulties.

  • Earache/colds, coughs, flu and chest infections.

  • Mental health problems.

  • Pregnancy related problems.

  • Injuries that require a neck, chest, back or facial X-ray.

  • Serious injuries.

  • Severe chest pain.

  • Sore throat.

  • Stomach pain.

  • Vomiting and diarrhoea.

  • Overdoses.

  • Alcohol related problems.

  • Toothache.

  • Old/on-going injuries.

Visit your GP or go directly to an Emergency Department. Please dial 999 in an emergency.

Who will treat me?

This is a nurse led service, where you will be seen and treated by an experienced emergency nurse practitioner.

If you need to see a medical professional for an ailment or condition that is not due to a minor injury, then please make an appointment to see your GP.

The service is not for life threatening injuries and if you require urgent medical attention or assistance then please contact 999.

What do I do if I am unsure if my condition is appropriate for the MIU?

Please contact the Minor Injuries Unit on 01483 956 524 and an emergency nurse practitioner will be happy assist you.

How can I tell you what I think of the Minor Injury Unit?

We very much value feedback from all of our patients, and our receptionist may ask you to complete a satisfaction questionnaire when you have been seen.