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Think MIU this winter

It is certainly feeling very wintry at the moment. Please remember to #thinkMIU should the need for urgent care for a minor illness or injury arise.

A Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is an alternative to attending the Emergency Department, when an injury is not considered life-threatening, but still requires urgent treatment.

The waiting times at our MIU (Devonport, Tavistock and Kingsbridge) are often much quicker than our Emergency Department (Derriford Hospital) and they can see you for a range of minor injuries and illnesses, such as:

  • Cuts
  • Small burns or scalds
  • Bites and stings
  • Sprains and certain fractures
  • Minor head injuries
  • Infected wounds
  • Foreign bodies in eyes
  • Sore throats

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