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Emergency & Urgent Care

Minor Injuries

The  minor injuries unit is situated at Barry Hospital.

This is open Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm ONLY. 

If you require advice regarding suitability to attend, please ring NHS 111 for advice.

Minor Injuries carried out in the Practice

There are some minor injuries that can we are able to deal with in this practice. Unfortunately we are only able to offer this service if an appointment is available. These are:

·       Removal of Sutures/Stitches or Clips following treatment in the hospital

·       Partial thickness burn or scald

·       Wound dressing following treatment in the hospital


When to go to A&E

An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma such as a road traffic accident

The nearest Accident and Emergency Unit is at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. If you require advice regarding suitability to attend, or an appointment is required, please ring

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units.


If you're not sure what to do

NHS 111 can help if you need urgent medical help or you're not sure what to do.

They will ask questions about your symptoms so you get the help you need.

If you need to go to A&E, NHS 111 will book an arrival time. This might mean you spend less time in A&E. This also helps with social distancing.  

You can get help from or call 111. It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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