Accrington Victoria Hospital

Address: Hayward Road, BB5 6AS
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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 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

Excellent service and staff

We've used the miu on 4 occasions. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The unit is very well run and the service is excellent.

4 October 2014

A Great Service

I visited the walk in at Accy Vic on Saturday morning as I had been to Blackburn A and E five days before but feeling no better. I only w...

18 August 2014

MIU - Excellent

Visited the MIU today with my poor cut finger. Excellent in every way. Thank you all :)

11 August 2014

Super service

Couldnt be seen for over a week at my own doctors , was seen and treated within 40 minutes this should be the future of the nhs no wasti...

27 July 2014

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

Last updated on 23 June 2014.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust