Minor Injury Unit During COVID-19 Pandemic
Please be aware the Unit have made the difficult decision to close the Minor Injuries Unit at Barry Hospital from Monday 23rd March so they can redeploy staff elsewhere. If it is urgent you can attend the Emergency Unit at UHW. Apologies for any inconvenience.
(Info before Pandemic):
Minor Injuries Unit, Barry Hospital
Minor Injuries Unit (BMIU)
Tel: 01446 704042
The following injuries can be treated at BMIU:
- Cuts and grazes
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones of limbs (fractures)
- Bites and stings (including human bites)
- Infected wound
- Minor head injuries
- Eye problems such as scratches or something that is stuck in the eye.
Opening Hours – Monday to Friday
The Unit opens at 8.30am. It closes to new patients at 3.30pm (i.e. after 3.30pm only those patients who are already waiting will be treated).
If you arrive after 3.30pm you will be re-directed to other services that may be able to help you.
Please note that the Unit is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please help us by thinking carefully about whether you need to come to the Unit to be treated.
Do you need to see a healthcare professional or could you treat yourself with over-the-counter remedies? Your local pharmacy can give you great advice on helping yourself – just pop in.
Can your GP help? Did you know you can arrange to be seen the same day if it is an emergency?
Ring NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647 for advice if you feel unwell and are not sure what to do next. Keep this number handy – why not store it in your mobile phone so it’s easy to find?
The Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales deals with serious accidents and emergencies, for example, broken bones, chest pains, excessive bleeding, loss of consciousness and people brought in by ambulance following 999 calls. The Emergency Unit at UHW is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will be seen as soon as possible, but people with the most serious conditions will be seen first.