Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) and Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

If you need urgent treatment, but it’s not life threatening, please use your local Urgent Treatment Centre or Minor Injury Unit.

Problems that can be treated

Examples of problems that can be treated are:

  • Cuts - we can use glue, steristrips (paper stitches) or sutures to close wounds
  • Small burns or scalds
  • Bites and stings
  • Sprains and certain fractures (see below)
  • Minor head injuries
  • Infected wounds
  • Foreign bodies in eyes

If you are unsure whether the UTC or MIU is the right place for your treatment, please dial 111 so they can advise you which service is appropriate for your specific needs.

Any patient attending the MIU with injuries or problems outside these protocols will be redirected to the appropriate agency, for example the Emergency Department or the patients' own GP Surgery

UTC and MIUs

The Minor Injuries Units (MIU) are nurse-led facilities providing an efficient, high-quality service for patients with minor injuries in the local community.

The Nurse Practitioners staffing the MIUs have all received specialist training to enable them to assess, diagnose and treat patients of all ages (although the very young or elderly presenting with certain conditions may fall outside of our protocols).

We also have X-ray facilities at our UTC and MIUs to help diagnose any broken bones (upper and lower limbs only), that we can then treat with a plaster cast if necessary. 

Watch our video to find out what you can expect at an MIU

UTC and MIU Patient Information Leaflets

UTC and MIU Sites

Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), Plymouth

Cumberland Centre
Damerel Close
PL1 4JZ (Directions)

Tel: (01752) 434390

Opening times: 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week.
X-ray available: 9am to 6pm, 7 days per week


Minor Injury Unit (MIU), Kingsbridge

South Hams Hospital
Plymouth Road
TQ7 1AT (Directions)

Tel: (01548) 852349

Opening times: 9am to 5pm, 7 days per week.
X-ray available: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday


Minor Injury Unit (MIU), Tavistock

Tavistock Hosptal
Spring Hill
PL19 8LD (Directions)

Tel: (01822) 612233

Opening times: 8.30am to 5.30pm, 7 days per week
X-ray unavailable

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