‘Do you need A&E or Minor Injuries Unit at University Hospitals of North Midlands?

Following the relaxation of lockdown measures in England, University Of North Midlands have seen a significant increase in attendances to A&E for minor injuries. UHNM has taken a range of robust measures to ensure NHS resources are directed where they are needed and to make sure that both its hospitals, staff and patients remain safe, prioritising its sickest patients to protect staff and emergency services.

Please remember that:

Minor Injuries in adults and children are seen at Haywood Hospital rather than the Emergency Department at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Haywood Hospital’s Walk-in Centre will be able to provide these essential services to the local community between 7am-9.30pm every day.

All other emergency services at Royal Stoke, including the Major Trauma Service and the Children’s Emergency Department (ages 0 to 15) and County Hospital will be operating as normal for major injury and illness.

A wide range of conditions can be treated at Haywood Hospital for example:

  • wounds needing stitches
  • rashes
  • ear infections
  • sprains and strains
  • suspected broken bones
  • bites and stings
  • minor head injuries
  • minor burns
  • severe sore throats
  • foreign bodies in the eye


You should attend A&E or call 999 for serious and life-threatening conditions such as severe bleeding, loss of consciousness, suspected strokes, chest pains or breathing difficulties

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