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Coronavirus - Changes to our services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

Minor Injury Units

This part of the website is being designed specifically for GPs, Clinical Commissioning groups, care homes and other care professionals who need the service referral information or access to Trust policies and care leaflets.

How does a GP refer in to the service?

GPs can refer directly to the Minor Injuries Unit by using the contact details on this page or they can call the Care Co-ordination Centre on 01743 454903.

Types of patients regularly seen

The Minor Injury Units (MIUs) see all patients with minor injuries, such as those listed below. There are no age limits, and you do not have to be a resident in Shropshire to use the facilities.

Staff at the Minor Injuries Units treat:

  • Bites, human and animal
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears
  • Fractures that require plaster only
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
  • Soft tissue injuries, for example sprains and bruises
  • Wound infections

Patients not seen by this service

We do not see patients suffering from the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Alcohol-related problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Chest pain
  • Drug overdose
  • Gynaecology problems
  • Health conditions usually treated by a GP
  • Mental health problems

Service contacts information

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Contact the Service Manager

  • Divisional Manager - Community Hospitals
    Andy Matthews
    William Farr House
    Mytton Oak Road
    Shrewsbury
    SY3 8XL
    Tel: 01743 277500 ext 2661

Contact key clinician(s)

  • Clinical Lead Minor Injuries
    Phil Atkins
    Bridgnorth Community Hospital
    Northgate
    WV16 4EU
    Tel: 07900 901087
Next review due: 1 September 2020