Accrington Victoria Hospital

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Address: Hayward Road, BB5 6AS
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4 out of 5 stars

Based on 17 ratings for this hospital

Minor injuries unit

This Department is managed by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Opening Times:  8:00am to 8:30pm 7 days a week

If you have an illness that is not life threatening, contact your GP surgery first if possible. 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.

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from our minor injuries unit (MIU), rather than going to the Emergency Department. This will allow the ED staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and will save you a potentially long wait.

The Accrington Minor Injuries Unit is a Nurse Led unit which means you will be seen a Nurse who has received additional training to become an Emergency Nurse Practioner.  They are able to see and treat patients with a wide range of minor injuries as shown below.  X-ray facilities are available.

 

Our Minor Injuries Unit at Accrington can treat:

  • sprains and strains

  • broken bones

  • wound infections

  • minor burns and scalds

  • minor head injuries

  • insect and animal bites

  • minor eye injuries

  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

Opening times

Monday 08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:30
Thursday 08:00 - 20:30
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 08:00 - 20:30
Sunday 08:00 - 20:30

Last verified on 23/06/2014

Things you should know

Wheelchair accessible

You can also call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 (or NHS 111). They can give you advice or direct you to the best local service to treat your injury. Alternatively, use the symptom check on NHS Direct Websiteto assess your symptoms online and receive personalised advice on the best a

Latest reviews of this service

re-dressing for my 14month olds burn

On wednesday night, my baby girls dressing for her burn on her foot had started to come away and make the burn become prone to catching a...

27 July 2014

Easy

In and out within an hour on a Saturday afternoon. This included X-ray and follow up advice. The nurse was really friendly and helpful, a...

7 July 2014

Wrist injury

Attended Minor Injuries Unit following a fall that resulted in injury to my wrist. The Staff were extremely kind and considerate in Recep...

26 June 2014

polite and efficient

Took my child for head injury. All the staff very polite and engaging with us and our child. Communicated very well. We was in and out wi...

27 May 2014

Polite and efficient service.

Had to attend with my daughter who was dealt with quickly and with all things explained clearly to her. Will use again, when needed wit...

24 May 2014

Last updated on 23 June 2014.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust