First Aid Unit
Locate us: The First Aid unit is adjacent to the Wallingford Medical Practice
Please note: The First Aid Unit is independent of the Medical Practice.
Opening times: 08.30 -18.30 Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.
No appointment is required as we are a drop-in service.
Who we can see and treat: The unit is staffed by an emergency nurse practitioner and a health care assistant. As a general guide we see patients with new, acute injuries. If the injury is more than 3 weeks old you should see your own doctor, otherwise we are able to assess and treat simple injuries that cannot be managed with a home first aid kit, such as:
- Cleaning and stitching of simple wounds
- A foreign body in the eye
- Minor head injuries – bumps to the head where there has been no loss of consciousness
If there is any question of a fracture you will be referred onto another hospital for an x-ray. This will usually be the minor injury unit at Abingdon Hospital, however if there is an obvious deformity, you will be referred to a regional emergency department.
In order for you to receive the best possible treatment you may be redirected to another service
Contact us: If you are in doubt as to whether your injury can be treated at the first aid unit or, if you would like advice about an injury please call us on 01865 903471.