Other Services

Minor Injuries

There are three nurse-led Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) in Wiltshire:

  • Trowbridge, open 7:00am – 11:00pm, every day
  • Chippenham, open 7:00am – 11:00pm every day
  • Frome, open 8:00am – 9:00pm every day (with last patient admitted at 8:30pm.)

The MIUs deal with minor accidents (i.e casualties) only, and not routine medical problems.

Telephone:

Trowbridge 01225 711300
Chippenham 01249 447100
Frome 01373 454740

Minor Surgery

Certain small surgical operations can be performed at the surgery. With minor surgery the recovery time is usually short and you will be back to your usual activities fairly quickly (depending on your procedure).

Before attending for minor surgery you will need to see a doctor for the diagnosis and then you will be given an appointment to attend for your procedure.

Access to Care

The Access to Care Team (ATC) provides specialist nursing to patients who need it, in their own homes.

If social support at home is needed, you can contact Social Services directly, if you prefer.

Telephone:

01985 224600

Health Visitors

Health visitors can advise on issues of child health and development, and on health related problems for adults, particularly the elderly.

They also work with pregnant and nursing mothers, people with disabilities, and the bereaved.

Telephone:

01985 220459 and 220700

Maternity Care and Midwifery

Despite the specialised services provided at the Maternity Unit, care for you and your baby during pregnancy and after birth should involve your GP.

We encourage patients to keep us informed of their progress and to contact us if there is a problem. After consulting your GP, a referral for delivery at the place of your choice will be made to a Birthing Centre at Trowbridge or Frome, or to Salisbury District Hospital or the Royal United Hospital, Bath. The midwives are based in the Wylye Unit at Warminster Hospital. They can advise mothers on aspects of birth and care of the newborn.

Telephone:

01225 711300 to make an appointment (the telephone line is staffed 9.00am – 12.00pm on weekdays)