Accrington Victoria Hospital

Address: Hayward Road, BB5 6AS
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Based on 25 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 29/03/2015

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

NHS at its best

I am a 64 year old patient with Parkinson's Disease. Over the years my family have had cause to attend the Minor Injuries Unit and the ...

27 February 2015

Best staff ever

I have had a lot of appointments /hospital stays but was treated at Accrington hospital this evening for a minor accident , and feel the...

13 January 2015

Excellent Service - very impressed

Treated by MIU staff today for a dog bite injury and really cannot fault the service - fast, efficient and courteous. I heard rumours i...

11 January 2015

very good

I took my 5month old son here today because the my gp surgery wouldn't see him shocking I know you'd think he'd be a priority but I would...

25 December 2014

MIU visit

I visited with an injury to my hand. The receptionist was very nice and friendly, I didn't have to wait long to be seen and the triage nu...

3 December 2014

Last updated on 29 March 2015.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust