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Swanage Hospital - Minor Injuries Unit

The Swanage Minor Injuries Unit is open 8am until 8pm every day of the year and is nurse led.

The types of injuries that can be seen include:

  • Limb injuries (from sprains, strains to fractures)

  • Eye injuries & infections
Foreign bodies (e.g fish hooks, splinters)
Head injuries

  • Wounds (including suturing if required)
Insect bites/stings

  • Emergency contraception

An X-ray is available most weekday mornings should this be required for an injury

NHS 111 First - how to access Swanage Minor Injuries Units

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched the next phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which will focus on the NHS 111 Service as a new way to access A&E, Emergency Departments and Minor Injuries Units.

The aim of this campaign is to direct people to use 111 first when they have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, rather than going straight to A&E or a Minor injury unit.

If the patient needs urgent care, NHS 111 can now book them in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E, Emergency Departments or Minor Injuries Unit, this includes Swanage Hospital Minor Injuries Unit.

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