Minor Injury Units and Urgent Treatment Centres

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a Minor Injury Unit or Urgent Treatment Centre

Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are there to help with injuries that need attention urgently but are not critical or life-threatening, such as:

  • sprains, strains, cuts and grazes
  • arm, foot and leg injuries
  • bites, minor burns and scalds
  • broken bones
  • minor head injuries
  • eye problems such as scratches and foreign bodies in the eye

They treat children as well as adults.

They’re in convenient places and you can be seen much more quickly than at A&E.

In fact, many ED departments will pass you on to the nearest MIU or UTC if your condition isn’t serious enough for ED – so you can save considerable time if you go straight there.

Most minor injuries units are open longer hours. You don’t need to make an appointment and you’ll be seen by nursing staff in a calm, relaxed setting.

Live waiting and opening times

Please check the live waiting and latest opening times before you visit:

The nearest places you can go if you need help include:

Minor injury units (MIU):

  • Camborne Redruth, TR15 3ER
  • Falmouth, TR11 2JA
  • St Austell, PL26 6AD
  • Newquay, TR7 1RQ

Urgent Treatment Centre:

West Cornwall Hospital, St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2PF

The centre is on the ground floor at West Cornwall Hospital. When you arrive at the main entrance, go past the main reception and turn right. Follow the corridor round to the left and the urgent treatment centre is on your right.

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