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Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

Minor injuries units (MIU) see and assess people who present with a minor injury.

Nurse tending to a minor injury

Our MIU are staffed by experienced nurses who are able to treat you.There are no doctors working within the MIU.

The MIU staff see, assess and treat people presenting with minor injuries, they do not treat people who are unwell or children under the age of two years. 

If you’re not sure whether to go to an MIU please call 111 who will be able to advise you.

We can help with problems such as:         

  • Sprains and strains           

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Broken bones in arms and legs
  • Dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Wounds including cuts and grazes
  • Soft tissue injuries and/or bruising
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness

  • Insect and animal bites

  • Minor eye injuries

  • Emergency contraception

We can’t help with:

  • Chest pain

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Children under two years of age

  • Unwell children

  • Minor illness

  • Stomach pains

  • Gynaecological problems

  • Pregnancy problems

  • Allergic reactions

  • Overdoses

  • Alcohol or drug related problems

  • Mental Health problems

  • Dental problems

  • Catheter issues

  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission


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Our MIU are open 365 days a year at the times stated below

  • Lymington MIU, Lymington New Forest Hospital 8am-9pm. X-ray department is open from 8am - 9pm

  • Petersfield MIU, Petersfield Community Hospital 8am-5.45pm. Please note, that the X-ray department  is only open 9am-1pm from Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

There are other MIU available across Hampshire – check the NHS Choices website to find you nearest MIU.  

For health advice call 111 or look at the Choose well website.

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Contact us

Lymington New Forest Hospital 
Wellworthy Road
SO41 8QD

Tel: 01590 663101
Opening Hours: 

Everyday 8am-9pm

Petersfield Community Hospital
Swan Street
GU32 3LB

Tel: 023 82 310595 
Opening Hours: 

Everyday 8am - 5.45pm

Useful websites

NHS Choices (find your local MIU)