We provide services at three minor injury units across Cambridgeshire, which aim to provide care and treatment for patients whose minor injuries or illness is not severe enough to warrant a trip to accident and emergency.

Conditions that can be treated at the Minor Injuries Units include:

  • Wounds – cuts and bruises (Tetanus immunisation can also be given)
  • Bites – human, insect and animal
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Muscle and joint injuries – strains, sprains, limb fractures
  • Sports injuries
  • Minor illness eg. earache, sore throat
  • Emergency contraception
  • Eye problems - eg, removal of foreign bodies, conjunctivitis etc.
  • Earache (patients aged two years and over)
  • Cystitis (not children or male patients)
  • Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)

 The Minor Injuries Unit staff are not able to provide:

  • Repeat prescriptions
  • Care for dental problems
  • Treatment for long-standing conditions
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Medicals
  • Sick certificates.

 Patients should not attend with chronic (long-standing) conditions or with medical emergencies.

The Minor Injuries Units do not provide routine wound re-dressing, removal of stitches, clips, etc

Patients are assessed by Specialist Nurse Practitioners with specific education and experience in the speciality.

Patients are seen and their injury assessed, if necessary, with the aid of plain x-rays and a diagnosis made.

Appropriate interventions such as wound closure, plaster of Paris casting and splinting are carried out.

Patients with a limited range of minor illnesses - for example, sore throat / earache (adults and children aged two years and over), conjunctivitis, urinary tract infection (female patients aged 14 years and over) can be seen and usually treated within the service.

Emergency contraception (“the morning-after pill”) is available up to 72 hours post-intercourse.

Patients whose care cannot be completed within the service may be referred to their GP or to specialist hospital teams for further / follow-up care.

This is a walk-in service so no appointment is necessary. Patients are generally seen in the order they arrive unless their needs are assessed as being clinically more urgent than other patients who are already waiting.

Opening Hours

Doddington

North Cambs

Princess of Wales

Monday – Friday MIU

8.30am – 6pm

8.30am - 6pm

8.30am - 6pm

Monday – Friday 
X-Ray support

MIU X-ray
9am to 5.45pm

MIU X-ray
9am to 4.45pm

MIU X-ray
9am to 4.45pm

Saturday MIU

9am - 5pm

Closed

8.30am - 6pm

Saturday X-Ray support

X-ray - 1pm - 4.45pm

No X-ray facilities

No X-ray facilities

Sunday MIU

9am - 5pm

Closed

8.30am - 6pm

Sunday X-Ray support

X-ray - 1pm - 4.45pm

No X-ray facilities

No X-ray facilities

Bank Holidays  
MIU

9am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day and
New Years Day

Closed

8.30am - 6pm

 

Bank Holidays      
X-Ray support

X-ray - 1pm - 4.45pm Closed
Christmas Day and
New Years Day

No X-ray facilities

No X-ray facilities

 

Contact details 

Doddington Hospital, Benwick Road, Doddington, Cambs PE15 0UG
T 01354 644243

North Cambs Hospital, The Park, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 3AB
T 01945 488068

Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, Cambs CB6 1DN
T 01353 656675
20 June - update:
We are aware there are some continuing phone issues at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely. People dialling into the Minor Injuries Unit should ring 01353 772500

 

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The page was last updated on 20 June 2017 by aburrows.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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