Minor Injuries Units (MIUs)

If you have an injury is not life-threatening, you can get help from a minor injuries unit (MIU) rather than going to an A&E department. This will allow A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and will most probably save you a longer wait for treatment.

We have MIUs at several of our community hospitals across Dorset, offering treatment for:

  • injuries to upper and lower limbs
  • broken bones, sprains, bruises and wounds to shoulder, upper limbs knee, lower leg, ankle and foot
  • bites – human, animal and insect
  • burns and scalds
  • wound infections
  • minor head injuries
  • foreign bodies in eyes, nose and ear
  • minor asthma attacks.

We can also provide emergency contraception, and may be able to help with minor ailments (check with your local MIU).

All our MIUs have X-ray facilities but opening times vary. We are also unable to X-ray certain parts of the body, or children under the age of two. If possible, please call your local MIU first to assess if an X-ray is required.

If your problem is not urgent, please contact your GP surgery first. You can still call your GP outside normal surgery hours, but you will usually be directed to an out-of-hours service. The out-of-hours period is 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays, and all day at weekends and bank holidays.

Where to access the service:

Locations

Minor Injuries Unit - Blandford Community Hospital (Blandford)

01258 394032
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 18.00
Saturday – Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 – 16.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 09.00 – 17.00 (occasionally on Friday)
no bank holidays or weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Bridport Community Hospital (Bridport)

01308 426245
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 18.00
Saturday – Sunday: 09.00 - 18.00
Bank Holidays: 09.00 - 18.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00
No bank holidays or weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Portland Community Hospital (Portland)

01305 820341
N/A
Castle Road,
Castle Town,
DT5 1AX

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Bank Holidays: 09.00 - 17.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday and Wednesday 14.00 – 17.00
Friday 09.00 – 12.00
No bank holidays or weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Swanage Hospital (Swanage)

01929 475 009
N/A
Queens Road,
Swanage,
BH19 2ES

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 20.00
Saturday – Sunday: 08.00 - 20.00
Bank Holidays: 08.00 - 20.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 13.00
no bank holidays or weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Victoria Hospital (Wimborne)

01202 856436
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 16.30

Bank Holidays: 08.30 - 16.30


X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 16.30

Bank Holidays: 08.30 - 16.30

Minor Injuries Unit - Westminster Memorial Hospital (Shaftesbury)

01747 851535
N/A
Westminster Memorial Hospital,
Abbey Walk,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8BD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 18.00
Saturday – Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 - 16.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 09.15 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30 (Except Wednesday - Closed)

No bank holidays or weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Yeatman Hospital (Sherborne)

01935 813991
N/A
Yeatman Hospital,
Hospital Lane,
Sherborne,
DT9 3JU

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Open Times:
Monday to Friday: 09.00 -18.00
Saturday – Sunday: 10.00- 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 – 16.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00
no bank holidays or weekends

Urgent Care Centre - Weymouth Community Hospital

01305 760022
N/A
3 Melcombe Avenue,
Weymouth,
DT4 7TB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 23.00
Saturday – Sunday: 08.00 - 23.00
Bank Holidays: 08.00 - 23.00

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00
Bank holidays: 10.00 – 14.00

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