Closed on Bank Holidays. Will see injuries up to 2 weeks old. Patients MUST contact the Minor Injuries Treatment Centre by telephoning 01443 444075 before attending.
During the local lockdown, only residents of RCT or within the Health Board area should access the MIU department and those who are isolating due to contact with a confirmed case should not attend.
Exclusions: Head injuries with the following should NOT be referred to MIU: Anyone under 1 year old, any loss of consciousness, any focal neurological deficit since injury, abnormal drowsiness, amnesia, persistent headache post injury, vomiting, seizures, previous brain surgery, a high-energy head injury, suspicion of a skull fracture or penetrating injury, history of bleeding or clotting, currently on anticoagulant therapy, current drug/alcohol intoxication, large gaping wounds, or if there are any safeguarding concerns, any unwitnessed falls any injury in child or elderly adult.
Out Of Hours Access Arrangements: Can refer patients to the nearest open MIU when this MIU is closed, or patients can be seen in their nearest Emergency Department if urgent.
Ring NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647 for advice if you feel unwell and are not sure what to do next. Keep this number handy – why not store it in your mobile phone so it’s easy to find?
The Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales deals with serious accidents and emergencies, for example, broken bones, chest pains, excessive bleeding, loss of consciousness and people brought in by ambulance following 999 calls. The Emergency Unit at UHW is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will be seen as soon as possible, but people with the most serious conditions will be seen first.