Portland Community Hospital - Minor Injury Unit

Portland Community Hospital - Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is a nurse-led unit for anyone with a minor injury & some minor ailments. We offer a variety of services to the residents of, and visitors to, Portland and surrounding areas. You do not need to make an appointment, and patients are seen in order of clinical priority. Children and the elderly are often prioritised as urgent because of their specific needs.

Venue

Venue address
Portland Hospital Castle Road
Portland
Dorset
Postcode
DT5 1AX
Locality
Weymouth & Portland

Date/Time

Opening times
Mon: 09:00-17:00
Tue: 09:00-17:00
Wed: 09:00-17:00
Thu: 09:00-17:00
Fri: 09:00-17:00

Service Details

Additional Information
Portland Community Hospital - Minor Injuries Unit is open 364 days (closed on Christmas day) a year to all ages, covering Weymouth and Portland. No appointment is required; patients walk in and wait. Last patient being booked in by 4.30pm dependant on unit capacity. The service is operated by Nurse Practitioners or Advanced health Practitioners trained in diagnostic; examination; x-ray and interpretation as well as administration and or prescribing of a locally agreed formulary of medicine. Staff endeavour to offer a caring and compassionate environment and have a diverse network of multiagency partnerships to ensure safe; vigilant and appropriate referral pathways where necessary. All children should be accompanied by an appropriate adult/ carer unless prior arrangement of deemed to be Frazer competent. Literature and child /young adult information is available where appropriate as well as awareness if signposting to relevant services.
Referral information
Professional and self-referral. Service users are greeted at a main receptions desk and advised about the booking in procedure and waiting time.
Age Range Details
Open to all.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible.
Parking availability information
Disabled parking bays, drop-off/collection nearby.
Toilet facility information
Accessible toilets.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
Staff are trained in a variety of age appropriate consultation styles and communication needs. The environment where possible is adapted to engage and communicate a caring and non-threatening clinical environment and a reward system for bravery and achievement within the consultation process is available.

Journey Planner

Address: Portland Hospital  Castle Road  Portland  Dorset

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