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Where to go for Minor Injuries

GP surgeries do not provide a minor injuries service.  

If you have a minor injury you should attend the Bideford Hospital Minor Injuries Unit  which is open daily from 8am to 8pm (for urgent care Barnstaple Hospital has a 24/7 A&E Department).


You see can see the current live WAITING TIMES by clicking here.

Minor injuries include things like: 

  • sprains and strains 

  • broken bones 

  • wound infections 

  • minor burns and scalds 

  • minor head injuries 

  • insect and animal bites 

  • minor eye injuries 

  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

North Devon Minor Injuries Waiting Times

North Devon District Hospital's Emergency Department (A&E) can be a busy place. If you have a minor injury or condition which you feel needs medical attention, but is not an emergency, it may be quicker to be seen at one of our Minor Injuries Units (MIU).

If you’re not sure which service is best for you please phone 111 for guidance.

Please be aware the waiting times and number of waiting patients displayed is updated every five minutes and may have changed by the time you arrive at the unit.