What does this service provide?

Who we are

Our team is led by emergency nurse practitioners and paramedic practitioners, who are supported by experienced nurses and healthcare assistants.

What we do

We provide assessment and treatment of a wide range of minor injuries in both adults and children.

Most patients will be assessed, treated, and discharged during their visit. Treatment summaries and any follow-up advice or treatment will then be shared with the patient’s GP.

Who you'll see at your appointment

Once you are booked in with the receptionist you will be seen by a triage nurse who will complete a clinical assessment. You could then be treated within the unit, given self-care advice, signposted, or referred to another healthcare provider.

What we can and can't treat

We can see patients with the following problems:

  • Acute limb injuries including fractures, wounds, sprains and strains (excluding potential hip or thigh fractures)
  • Minor head injuries including wounds to head and face (excluding children under 1year and those with associated neck injury, loss of consciousness or any vomiting)
  • Wounds caused by trauma
  • Foreign bodies in eyes, ear or nose
  • Rib injuries
  • Minor back injuries (excluding chronic conditions or major trauma)
  • Insect and animal bites and stings
  • Burns and scalds

We are unable to see patients with the following problems:

  • Chest pain
  • Long-term joint or back pain (the majority of injuries over 2 weeks old are not appropriate for MIU)
  • Sore throats, earaches, chest infections and urinary tract infections
  • Rashes
  • Sexual health problems
  • Abdominal pain
  • Post-operative problems
  • Re-dressings including leg ulcer dressings
  • Abscesses

Please note the MIU is nurse led. There is no doctor on site.

If you’re in any doubt whether a person’s condition is appropriate to be dealt with in MIU please call us before visiting.

How can I access this service?

We are a walk-in service, and no referral is required.

Patients can call 111 if they would like advice about whether they need to come.

How can I contact this service?

Contact details
Telephone: 01403 227 000
Where to find us
Address: Horsham Minor Injuries Unit, Hurst Road, West Sussex, RH12 2DR

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Opening hours

We are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

We are closed on weekends and bank holidays.

The X-ray department is available Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm (last entrance 4:30pm).

Waiting times

Our waiting times change depending on the clinical needs of the department. Patients with the most urgent clinical needs will be prioritized to ensure they are seen first.

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