Minor Injury Units

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Minor Injury Units (MIU) are located in community hospitals and are run by highly skilled specialist nurses and are able to treat a range of minor conditions.

Minor Injury Units (MIUs) treat a range of minor conditions, which have occurred during the previous 14 days from injury, including X-ray if appropriate. Please note: not all Minor Injury Units offer x-rays facilities.

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic wound infections (not surgical wounds)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Head injuries (where the person has not been unconscious)
  • Insect and animal bites and stings
  • Minor eye injuries, and
  • Cuts, bruising and grazes.

If you are not sure whether your injury is minor and can be treated in a minor injuries unit, contact NHS 111.


Minor Injury Unit Locations

Below we list the locations and standard opening times of our Minor Injury Units - please note that these can be subject to change. You can check the live waiting and opening times: 

Live waiting times and information on current availability of the MIUs here.

Bodmin Community Hospital
01208 251577 – 8am to 10pm every day.

Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital – includes a Primary Care Centre
01209 318000 – 8am to 10pm every day.

Falmouth Community Hospital
01326 430030 – 8am to 8pm every day. 

Fowey Community Hospital
MIU temporarily closed. For urgent medical assistance please visit St Austell MIU. You can also dial NHS 111

Helston Community Hospital
01326 430205 – 8am to 8pm every day. 

Launceston Community Hospital
01566 761030 – 8am to 8pm every day.

Liskeard Community Hospital
01579 373510 – 8am to 10pm every day.

Newquay Community Hospital
01637 834820 – 8am to 10pm every day.

St Austell Community Hospital
01726 873010 – 8am to 8pm every day until further notice on returning back to closing at 10pm.

Saltash, St Barnabas Hospital
Please note the unit is temporarily closed. The nearest MIU is at Liskeard Community Hospital or The Cumberland Centre, Devonport, Plymouth.

St Mary’s Community Hospital
01720 422392 – 24-hours every day.

Stratton Community Hospital
01288 320101 – 8am to 10pm every day. 

Community Treatment Centre at Stratton

Service suspended until end February 2020


For information on the MIU waiting times in North Devon please visit:  www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/ed-miu-waiting-times/