Westminster Memorial Hospital - Minor Injury Unit

At the Westminster Memorial Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit, we provide treatment for the following: Injuries to upper and lower limbs with X-rays as required following policy. Treatment for bites, wounds, burns, scalds, wound infections, minor head injuries, Foreign body removal, Emergency Contraception, Minor asthma attacks and Minor ailments.


01747 851535
Fax: 01747 475265


Name of venue
Westminster Memorial Hospital
Venue address
Magdalene Lane
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-18:00
Tue: 09:00-18:00
Wed: 09:00-18:00
Thu: 09:00-18:00
Fri: 09:00-18:00
Sat: 10:00-16:00
Sun: 10:00-16:00

Service Details

Additional Information
We have advice leaflets on various conditions available. We operate weekend times on Bank Holidays. Open to all surrounding communities to Shaftesbury. Anyone accessing the service would be helpful to pass on any information about current medication they or their children are taking. Often the team will refer you on to A&E if your condition cannot be managed at MIU; or sometimes they will refer you direct to a specialist if appropriate.
Referral information
Professional and self-referral. Referrals are made to local acute hospitals, to A&E and directly into the speciality for the presenting complaint. Other referrals are to social services, physio, occupational therapy and rehab teams. We have a criteria of who we are able to treat, based on Trust Protocols used within the MIU and the skills of the nursing staff on duty.
Age Range Details
Service open to all ages.


Wheelchair accessible
Building fully wheelchair accessible.
Parking availability information
Drop-off/collection point, parking nearby and disability bays.
Toilet facility information
Accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.
Other Facilities
Separate parent/carer areas available. Hoist/changing bench facilities.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
Our MIU department will see children if they have a minor injury and will signpost on to appropriate services if necessary. Minor Injury Unit 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (last consultation 5.30pm) 10am to 4pm Weekends (last consultation 3.30pm).

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Address: Magdalene Lane  Shaftesbury  Dorset

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