Swanage Community Hospital Services
Minor Injuries Unit
The Swanage Minor Injuries Unit is open 9am until 6pm 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
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. If you require urgent care, please call 111 or go online for an assessment. This helps us to provide the right support or treatment as quickly as possible, and could save you an unnecessary journey.
If you turn up unannounced at the MIU, you will be assessed but could be directed elsewhere or given an appointment later that day or the next.
Contact NHS 111 if you’re not sure what support you need, or call 999 for anything life threatening as normal.
Information on Other Services the Hospital offers
More information about the services offered at Swanage Hospital can be found on the NHS Dorset HealthCare University website here:>> or on the Friends of Swanage Hospital website by following this link:>>