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Covid 19 Information

Please visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

Minor Injury and Illness Units

Minor Injuries and Illness Units at our community hospitals treat a variety of injuries and illness for adults and children. If your injury is not serious you can get help from a minor injuries and illness unit (MIIU) rather than an emergency department. By doing so, you allow emergency department staff to concentrate on people with serious and life-threatening conditions and save yourself a potentially long wait.

To maintain patient and staff safety and to comply with the required covid safe environment we are developing a system where the majority of patients attending our MIIUs are offered a booked appointment. If you have a minor injury or illness and would like advice please call  NHS 111 or your local unit on:

  • North Cotswolds Hospital: 0300 421 8774
  • Cirencester Hospital: 0300 421 6351
  • Stroud Hospital: 0300 421 8884
  • Lydney Hospital: 0300 421 8720
  • Tewkesbury Hospital: 0300 421 6100
  • Vale Hospital: 0300 421 8436

Please listen to the instructions and select the appropriate option. You can be transferred to a telephone triage service where a Senior Emergency Practitioner will book you an appointment at the MIIU or signpost you to other services if appropriate. Triage booking is currently available from 8am – 2pm (call back from a triage clinical until 3pm).

Please note

We have announced some temporary changes to our Minor Injury and Illness Units (MIIUs) in order to strengthen staffing at a smaller number of sites during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 

Find out more here.

Unwell? Not sure where to turn?

Please note: Our MIIU telephone numbers are not clinical advice lines. Please call NHS 111 or visit ASAP Glos if unsure where you should go. Appointments at our MIIUs can be made via NHS 111.

Illness or Injury? Not sure where to turn?

Coronavirus

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus

What we can treat

We have specially trained nurses in all units and in some units doctors are also present. The team specialises in treating the following:

  • sprains
  • simple fractures needing x-rays and plasters
  • simple wounds that may need suturing (stitches)
  • minor burns
  • emergency contraception
  • minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness
  • minor illness, earache, sore throat, etc.
  • skin problems such as rashes, bites, stings and infections
  • eye conditions including foreign bodies and conjunctivitis

We have dedicated waiting areas at all sites and free parking is available at all community hospital sites. There are facilities for disabled parking also.

We do have x-ray facilities at MIIUs but they aren’t always available. If you require an x-ray, you may be asked to attend a different location.

What we can not treat

Emergency departments assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses. We are unable to treat the following in our Minor Injury and Illness Units:

  • head injuries with loss of consciousness
  • alcohol-related problems
  • overdoses
  • complicated or serious injuries
  • major or long standing illnesses
Emergencies and out of hours

Generally, you should visit the Emergency Department or call 999 for emergencies, such as:

  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • loss of consciousness
  • pain that is not relieved by simple pain killers
  • acute confused state
  • breathing difficulties
  • stroke or suspected stroke

Your nearest Emergency Department can be found via www.nhs.uk or by calling NHS 111. If you live in Gloucestershire, your nearest Emergency Department may be at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital or Cheltenham General Hospital. Alternatively you may live closer to the Great Western Hospital at Swindon, or Oxford or Warwick.

Opening times and contact details

Please note: Our MIIU telephone numbers are not clinical advice lines. Please call NHS 111 or visit ASAP Glos if unsure where you should go. Appointments at our MIIUs can be made via NHS 111.

  • On rare occasions it is necessary for us to close a unit at short notice and earlier than its stated time.  If you are planning to arrive shortly before a unit is due to close you may wish to call and check availability before attending. Normal opening hours are listed below.

Click on the locations at the bottom of this page to find more details including maps for each hospital.

The following minor injury units will remain open with reduced opening times. Find out more here

Lydney and District Hospital
Call: 0300 421 8720 Option 1
Opening times: 8am – 8pm

Tewkesbury Hospital
Call: 0300 421 6100
Opening times: 8am – 8pm

Stroud General Hospital
Call: 0300 421 8080 Option 5
Opening time: 8am – 8pm

Cirencester Hospital
Call: 0300 421 6351
Opening times: 8am – 8pm

Vale Community Hospital Call: 0300 421 8436            Opening times: 10am-6pm

North Cotswolds Hospital
Call: 0300 421 8774
Opening times: 8am – 8pm

The following minor injury unit will be closed until further notice. Find out more here.

Dilke Memorial Hospital
CLOSED until further notice

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