The Yate Minor Injury Unit (MIU) offers treatment for adults and children for a wide range of minor injuries.
The unit is open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week including bank holidays. X-ray facilities are available from 8am until 7.30pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am until 5.30pm Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
You can drop in with no appointment necessary or you can be referred in by another healthcare professional, such as your GP.
All patients are seen by an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) or an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP).
Yate Minor Injury Unit is provided by Sirona care & health and is able to treat patients presenting with minor injuries that include:
- Cuts and grazes
- Sprains and strains
- Arm, lower leg & foot injuries – including broken bones
- Bites – human/animal/insect
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor head injuries
- Broken nose/nosebleeds
- Minor eye problems such as scratches, foreign bodies in the eyes
The service cannot treat minor illnesses, such as:
- Sore throats
- Ear aches
- Abdominal pains
- Dental pain
- Mental health problems
- Other illnesses – for example chest pain, shortness of breath, or exacerbations of chronic conditions.
They also cannot:
- Redress wounds
- Review wounds
- Remove stitches
- See any injury over two weeks old
- Administer Tetanus injections – please see your GP for this
Yate MIU is open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, including bank holidays.
X-ray facilities, provided by us, are available Monday to Friday 8am to 7.30pm and 9am to 5.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
Please be aware practitioners are not able to request X-rays of the neck, hips or back, or any imaging of the head. Chest x-ray can be requested in certain circumstances only. If you do not meet this criteria please contact your GP, call 111 or consult a pharmacist as appropriate. People booking in with any of the above conditions will be re-directed to a more appropriate service.
The x-ray facilities will stop for a period of 30 minutes each day to accommodate a staff lunch break. Very occasionally due to high volumes of people attending x-ray it may be necessary to stop accepting patients earlier than the times above.
Information at times of significant demand
Please note, the service may need to close earlier than the times stated above if it is experiencing significant demand.
Yate Minor Injury, Yate West Gate Centre, 21 West Walk, Yate, BS37 4AX.
Telephone number: 0300 125 6800
For more information about Yate MIU visit www.sirona-cic.org.uk/services/minor-injury-unit