What are classed as major injuries?

The following are examples of major injuries that should receive immediate attention.

  • Compound fractures.
  • Any type of head or eye injury.
  • Deep lacerations or stab wounds.
  • Gunshot wounds.
  • Severe or extensive burns.
  • Injures accompanied by chest pain, paralysis, confusion, severe bleeding or unconsciousness.

Is a broken arm a minor injury?

What can be treated at a Minor Injuries Unit. Types of injuries treated can include: injuries to upper and lower limbs. broken bones, sprains, bruises and wounds.

How long does a small injury take to heal?

Muscle injury Minor injuries may take only two weeks to heal, while severe injuries need three months or longer, with physical therapy, to recover.

What is a moderate injury?

Moderate Are temporary or remediable; Consequences are not life-threatening and are reversible in most instances. Serious. Irreversible; cause permanent disability or long-term illness. Death. Any injuries resulting in death.

What is minor incident?

A Minor Incident is an accident or near-miss that have acceptable consequences but interrupts the completion of an activity that includes minor.

What are the hours of the Swanage minor injuries unit?

The Swanage Minor Injuries Unit is open 8am until 8pm every day of the year and is nurse led. The types of injuries that can be seen include: An X-ray is available most weekday mornings should this be required for an injury

What is special about the NHS hospital at Swanage?

Swanage Hospital remained a cottage Hospital until 1948 when it became an NHS hospital. The impressive fire place that is still in situ when you enter the hospital has the original ‘bas relief’ medallions of George and Elizabeth Burt.

Is Swanage hospital QSI accredited?

In addition, the radiology department is QSI accredited. The hospital is very well supported by a very committed Friends of Swanage Hospital and also held in very high regard by the town of Swanage. Contact: 01929 422282; [email protected]