Buckinghamshire Urgent Care
Minor Injuries and Illness Unit

Our GP-led minor injuries and illness unit (MIIU) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It is based at the High Wycombe hospital site, and provides care to those with minor injuries and illnesses.

The MIIU is for minor injuries and illness which you cannot treat yourself or which you think are unsuitable for a GP appointment. Following assessment, you may be advised to treat yourself, go to your pharmacist or see your GP if more appropriate.

The x-ray department is on-call for the whole of the Wycombe Hospital from 8pm and cannot perform x-rays from 10pm. Patients presenting after 8pm, may be required to return the following day for an x-ray following a thorough initial assessment.

If you are unsure, always call NHS 111.

What we can treat

  • cuts and bruises
  • sprains and strains
  • bites and stings
  • scalds and minor burns (but not involving the head or neck),
  • infected wounds
  • suspected fractures
  • minor head injuries (no loss of consciousness) – ADULTS ONLY
  • objects lodged in ear/eye/mouth/nose

Do not bring seriously injured or ill children to the MIIU in Wycombe Hospital. Take them to the nearest A&E. Children with any head injury should be taken directly to A&E.

Please note that there is not an A&E department at Wycombe Hospital.

Patients should refrain from calling the MIIU for waiting times as these can quickly change.  Waiting times do vary and our aim is to see and treat all patients within fours hours as per national guidelines.