"Not a Minor Injuries Unit"
About: Southmead Hospital Southmead Hospital Bristol BS10 5NB
Posted by Kim
This unit does not exist. It is, in fact, part of the A&E unit. Expect waits of up to 3 hours before being seen by a triage nurse. We thought 'ABC' as we're told to, and discovered it was pointless as we ended up in an A&E anyway - we drove 40 minutes to get there instead of the local A&E (as all I needed was a quick X-Ray to check if my hand was broken or merely bruised) but I will be going directly to A&E with all future problems. The system doesn't work, the hospital is horribly laid out (I was VERY grateful that I didn't have a leg injury) and because we were looking for the non-existent 'MIU' not 'A&E', we had a 30 minute walk around a hospital crammed with reversing buses and blocked off routes due to the current renovations. Would actively recommend people avoid it.