Minor injury units are for less serious injuries, such deep cuts, eye injury, severe sprains, minor head injury, minor burns and scalds and less serious broken bones.
Many people go to Accident and Emergency when they could be treated just as well and probably quicker at a minor injury unit. In Accident and Emergency staff must give priority to serious and life-threatening conditions, so if you go there with a minor injury you may have to wait longer to be seen. It is better to go to a minor injury unit where they can see and treat.
- Less serious fractures
- minor burns
You don’t need an appointment to visit a minor injury unit but we do recommend that you call in advance to check that they are open. They are run by a team of highly qualified nurse practitioners with a lot of experience and expertise in the treatment of minor injuries. Children over the age of 18 months can also be treated at a minor injury unit.
Your nearest MIU is:
Ripon Community Hospital, Firby Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 2PR.
Telephone: 01423 542909