Accrington Victoria Hospital

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

Based on 33 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 24/11/2015

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

If the job had been done properly...

My husband visited the minor injuries unit on 18/11/15 for a very deep cut to his finger. After a 3 hour wait the nurse applied steristri...

23 November 2015


I arrived on Sunday with pain in my throat which became a big swelling. I didn't wait as long as the waiting period was said which was go...

17 November 2015

Excellent Care at Minor Injury Unit

I went to the Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at Accrington Victoria Hospital last night. The hospital was clean and departments were well sign p...

3 November 2015

A&E Assessment.

On the 2nd Sept 2015 I visited the A& E department with a dislocated shoulder. After a short wait I went into the assesssment room, t...

24 October 2015


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

Last updated on 24 November 2015.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust