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Minor Injury Units and Urgent Treatment Centres

Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and Urgent Care Centres (UTCs) offer treatment and advice on illnesses and injuries that need attention urgently but are not critical or life threatening.  Patients are seen by highly skilled nurses or a GP - no appointment required.
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Do not attend the Urgent Treatment Centre, Minor Injury Units or Walk in Centre if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.

Call your GP practice, visit www.111.nhs.uk or call NHS 111

Update - 31 July 2020

Minor Injury Units (MIUs) offer treatment and advice on illnesses and injuries that need attention urgently but are not critical or life threatening.  Across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the health system has adapted services to keep patients and staff safe, including temporary changes to MIUs. From August, Ely MIU will continue to offer extended opening hours, changing to 8am – 8pm, and Wisbech MIU will be reopening in two weeks’ time.

Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:

“The NHS is working hard to restart services that were temporarily closed or paused during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst COVID-19 has not gone away, it is important to reopen as many services as we can to support the health and wellbeing of our local community. 

“We are pleased to confirm that Wisbech Minor Injury Unit will be reopening on Monday 17 August, from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm with x-ray services available from 9am to 5pm, on those days. The opening hours for Ely Minor Injury Unit will remain extended from pre-COVID opening times, changing to 8am to 8pm seven days a week from Saturday 1 August, with x-ray services available from 8am to 6pm every day. We are also working on plans to reopen Doddington MIU during the autumn.”

MIU staff continue to follow Covid-19 risk assessments and guidance to ensure safe and secure working, with social distancing measures in place and wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment at all times.

Conditions that can be treated at Minor Injury Units and Urgent Care Centres include:

  • wounds, cuts and bruises (Tetanus immunisation can also be given)
  • bites – human, insect and animal
  • minor burns and scalds
  • muscle and joint injuries – strains, sprains, limb fractures
  • sports injuries
  • eye problems e.g. removal of foreign bodies, conjunctivitis
  • earache (patients aged two years and over)
  • cystitis (not children or male patients)
  • minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
  • X-ray services (see specific service for times available).

Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

(Previously known as the Peterborough Minor Illness and Injury Unit)

Opening times: 

8am-8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year

No appointment required. Patients are seen by highly skilled nurse practitioners and GPs with X-Ray services available.

City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB 
Tel: 01733 847090

Further information can be found here

Minor Injury Units

The Minor Injury Unit (MIU) in Ely, is on hand to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, cuts, bites and stings. X-Ray services are available at Ely MIU Monday to Friday within certain times (see below).


North Cambridgeshire Hospital



Princess of Wales Hospital

Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN, 
Tel: 01353 656675

Opening times:

Monday – Friday: 

  • 8.00am-8.00pm
  • (X-ray: 8.00am – 6.00pm)


  • 8.00am-8.00pm
  • (X-ray: 8.00am-6.00pm)

Bank holidays (closed Christmas Day):

  • 8.00am-6.00pm 
  • (No X-ray)

Doddington Community Hospital


Walk-in Centre

St Neots Walk-in Centre

24 Moores Walk, St Neots, PE19 1AG
Tel: 01480 219317
Further information on the services offered to walk-in patients and opening hours can be found here.

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