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Minor Injury Unit in Ripon and the Urgent Treatment Centre in Selby

The Minor Injury Unit in Ripon Community Hospital and the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) in Selby provide alternatives to our Emergency Department.

The Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at Ripon Community Hospital and Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the New Selby War Memorial Hospital provide alternatives to our Emergency Department. The MIU usually has shorter waiting times than the Emergency Department and can help reduce the strain on our emergency services. These services are drop-in services.

Ripon Minor Injury Unit

If you have a recent injury, our staff at the MIU can, in most cases, help and advise. If we’re unable to deal with your injury, we will advise and direct you to the most appropriate service.

Appropriate presentations include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Injuries to the back, shoulder, and chest

The MIU cannot treat:

  • Minor illness
  • Chest pains
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Major injuries
  • Problems usually dealt with by a GP
  • Stomach pains
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Overdoses
  • Alcohol-related problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission

Opening hours and location

Please note: Free car parking is available at Ripon Minor Injuries Unit.

Our Minor Injury Unit is staffed by a small team of urgent care practitioners (highly experienced staff with specialist minor injury training) and healthcare assistants.

The Unit is open 8am-6pm, seven days a week. X-ray facilities are available between 8.30am-4.30pm on weekdays. Outside these times we can still assess your injury, but may transfer you to an Emergency Department if you require an X-ray.

Ripon Community Hospital
Firby Lane
Ripon
HG4 2PR

Selby Urgent Treatment Centre

Staff in our UTC can assess and treat the following (providing they are not associated with complex healthcare problems):

Appropriate presentations include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Injuries to the back, shoulder, and chest
  • Colds, flu-like symptoms, coughs/chest infections
  • Sore throats
  • Eye infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Emergency contraception
  • Minor skin complaints/rashes

The UTC cannot treat:

  • Chest pains
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Major injuries
  • Problems usually dealt with by a GP
  • Stomach pains
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Overdoses
  • Alcohol-related problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission

Opening hours and location

The UTC is located at the New Selby War Memorial Hospital. This Unit is open between 8am-8pm, seven days a week.

Selby War Memorial Hospital
Doncaster Road
Selby
YO8 9BX

Other options

If you find yourself in an emergency situation, please call 999 or visit your nearest Emergency Department. We encourage you to carefully consider your treatment options before arriving.

Within normal working hours, you can contact your GP for illness and/or medical conditions.

Please note that the GP Out of Hours Service operates out of the MIU at certain times. However, this is not a drop-in service, and you must call NHS 111 to make an appointment.

For dental problems please contact your dentist.