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Extended x-ray service for bank holiday

X-ray services at Newton Abbot’s Minor Injury Unit (MIU) will be extended for Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday.

The MIU is open from 8am-8pm, seven days a week, with x-ray services available Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) and weekends (9am-1pm), but for Saturday 26 August and Sunday 27 August x-ray will be available till 5pm.

Newton Abbot’s MIU is one of a nu​mber across Torbay and South Devon that can deal with:

  • cuts, grazes or wounds
  • sprains, strains, muscle or joint injury
  • broken bones (fracture)
  • skin complaints – bites or stings (including human bites), minor burns, including severe sunburn and minor skin infection which needs treatment
  • emergency contraception
  • minor head injury
  • eye problems such as a minor eye infection, scratches or something that is stuck in your eye
Liz Davenport, chief operating officer at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are encouraging residents and visitors across Torbay and South Devon to choose the most appropriate NHS service to meet their needs over the bank holiday weekend.

“Our Emergency Department (A&E) at Torbay Hospital sees around 70,000 patients each year, a number of whom have minor injuries or common illnesses and aliments that could have been self-medicated or treated by a more appropriate NHS service.

“In addition to our MIUs there is also the NHS 111 advice line, which is manned by trained nurses 24 hours a day, seven days and week. In addition, a number of pharmacies across Torbay and South Devon will be open over the bank holiday period to ensure that medicines are readily available, and to provide expert health advice.”

From the end of September, Newton Abbot MIU x-ray services will be available 9am-5pm, seven days a week.

The opening times, contact details and addresses of each MIU in Torbay and South Devon can be found on the Trust's MIU pages​.