Accrington Victoria Hospital

Address: Hayward Road, BB5 6AS
Website: Website address not added

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 29 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


Last verified on 09/10/2015

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


I am really impressed with all the staff at Accrington Victoria Hospital (minor injuries unit) 100 % absolutely . I cant Thank you enough.

30 September 2015

had to see a doctor quickly due to a nasty / itchy rash.

only waited a few mins then saw a doctor who was fantastic ! proscribed medicines and within hours was much better. A fantastic service p...

26 August 2015

Treatment in MIU

My husband attended the MIU with something in his eye. He was triaged straight away and seen within an hour. The staff are very competent...

14 August 2015

Highly recommended

I brought my son to MIU after he injured his arm playing football. The department was very busy and we did have a 2 hour wait, however I...

15 June 2015

Minor injuries unit treatment

The whole process from initial contact with the receptionist, to triage, examination, X-ray, treatment and final discharge was smooth, f...

14 June 2015

Last updated on 09 October 2015.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust