Minor Injuries Units (MIUs)

Dorset’s full network of minor injuries units is open and operates a pre-booked appointment system.

If you have an injury or ailment which is not life-threatening, please go online or call 111 first for advice.

Face-to-face appointments will be booked only when necessary.

Please do not just turn up at an MIU or the Weymouth Urgent Treatment Centre – you cannot be seen without an appointment.

If you have an injury that 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)

111
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: 9am-6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am-4pm
Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

X-ray facilities:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am-5pm
no bank holidays or weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Bridport Community Hospital (Bridport)

111
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 Sunday: 9am-6pm (last patient seen at 5.30pm)
Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Closed bank holidays and weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Portland Community Hospital (Portland)

111
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: 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

X-ray facilities:
Monday and Wednesday 2pm-5pm
Friday 9am-12pm
No bank holidays or weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Swanage Hospital (Swanage)

111
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: 8am-8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am-8pm
Bank Holidays: 8am-8pm

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 9am-1pm
Closed bank holidays and weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Victoria Hospital (Wimborne)

111
N/A
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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MIU

Monday to Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

No weekends or bank holidays

Please note that all MIUs will see their last patient 30 minutes before closing and you must call ahead and book an appointment. Do not just turn up.

X-ray

Monday to Friday: 8.30am-4pm

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: closed.

 

WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

 

Minor Injuries Unit - Westminster Memorial Hospital (Shaftesbury)

111
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: 9am-6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am-4pm
Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

X-ray facilities:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only:  9:15am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm (Wednesday - Closed)

Closed bank holidays and weekends

Minor Injuries Unit - Yeatman Hospital (Sherborne)

111
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.

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am-4pm
Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

X-ray facilities:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Closed bank holidays and weekends.

Urgent Treatment Centre - Weymouth Community Hospital

111
N/A
3 Melcombe Avenue,
Weymouth,
DT4 7TB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday: 8am-10pm
(Including Bank Holidays)

X-ray facilities:
Walk-in only
Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
No weekends and Bank Holidays
 

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