If you sustain an injury or have an accident it may not always be necessary to visit an Accident and Emergency (A & E) Department. It may be more approriate to visit a Minor Injuries Unit in your local Community Hospital. Minor Injuries Units are able to treat a wide range of conditions including cuts, bruises, burns, broken bones (where the bone doesn't protrude through the skin), sprains, strains and head injuries (where the patient has not been knocked unconscious). Accident and Emergency treat those with more serious injuries, accidents or chest pains.
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