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Minor injuries units

Minor injury units can treat adults and children over 12-months of age, with minor injuries such as the following:

  • Minor wounds
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect bites
  • Minor limb, head, or face injuries (* see note)
  • Foreign bodies in the nose or ear

Children under 12-months of age, with minor injuries, need to be seen at emergency departments.

Minor injury units are run by an experienced team of highly skilled specially-trained emergency nurse practitioners, triage nurses and health care support workers. Prince Philip Hospital, in Llanelli, is a GP-led unit.

Some are located on main hospital sites, which have emergency departments as well, and others are in community-based health care centres.

In an emergency, please dial 999. For illnesses, which are causing you concern, please check your symptoms on the online symptom checker (opens in new tab) or speak to your GP. If you are unsure, please dial NHS 111 Wales.




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