Accrington Victoria Hospital

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

Based on 10 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

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

Wrist problem

Very good, went about 9.30am, was in and out of the MIU within half and hour. Very efficient, seems I've given myself tendonitis.

10 April 2014

Minor injurses staff excellent.

I visited the minor injures department with my son and cannot fault the staff, from the lady on reception to all the nurse's. The treatm...

19 March 2014

Speedy diagnosis and treatment

Seen,X-ray completed and diagnosis given in just 1 hour.Staff both in Minor Injuries and X ray were caring and kind.Thankyou

28 January 2014

Awful, rude and a waste of time

Saw a nurse that seemed to have no training in care, medicine or respect. I was talked to like a child, inturupted and dismissed. I was m...

28 August 2013

MIU visit

I injured my hand and it was very painful. I knew I had to seek medical attention but I hate hospitals so I went to Accrington MIU and wa...

10 August 2013

Last updated on 28 November 2013.

Information supplied by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust