Minor Injury waiting times
Torbay Hospital’s Emergency Department (A&E) can be a busy place. If you have a minor injury or condition which you feel needs medical attention, but is not an emergency, it may be quicker to be seen at one of our Minor Injuries Units (MIU).
For examples of the type of injuries and conditions best treated at MIUs please see our Minor Injuries Units page. This page also includes information on location, opening times, x-ray availability, as well as those injuries and conditions that cannot be treated at MIUs. Alternatively, you can visit the NHS website’s A-Z of health conditions and treatments.
Urgent care services are for people who have a problem that needs attention the same day, but is not life threatening or life changing. This can be provided by our minor injuries units, various health professionals, including GPs, hospital doctors and nurses in various locations, and health centres.
Emergency care is for people who have a condition that is life threatening or presents an immediate risk to long term health. An emergency is ‘a critical or life-threatening situation’. Emergency care is provided by the Emergency Department at Torbay Hospital.
If you’re not sure which service is best for you please phone 111 for guidance.
Revised MIU arrangements
Due to prioritising our emergency services in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are experiencing difficulties in sustaining staffing levels at our Minor Injuries Units (MIU) in Dawlish and Totnes Community Hospitals. From 4pm, 19th March, we are closing Dawlish and Totnes MIUs and referring anyone with a minor injury to the MIU at Newton Abbot Community Hospital.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause our local communities. Thank you for your understanding at this time and for helping us to ensure we prioritise Torbay Hospital for our very sickest and emergency patients.
Please be aware the waiting times and number of waiting patients displayed is updated every five minutes and may have changed by the time you arrive at the unit.*
Waiting times last updated at 28 March 2020 at 6:05pm | Refresh page
Current longest waiting time to see a MIU practitioner
Current number of patients waiting to be seen
Total number of patients in the department
Contact details, facilities and maps
- Newton Abbot Community Hospital MIU, West Golds Road, Jetty Marsh, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2SL
- 01626 324500
- MIU opening hours:
- 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week, including bank holidays
- X-ray opening hours:
- 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week
- Car parking (free parking for registered carers), Cycle parking, Disabled parking, Induction loop, Wheelchair access, Step free access, Shop and café in main foyer area.
- Further information:
- Newton Abbot Community Hospital
* The 'current number of patients waiting to be seen' refers to the number of patients waiting to be fully assessed.
The 'current longest waiting time' refers to the current waiting time to be seen and fully assessed by a nurse/paramedic Emergency/MIU practitioner. Once you are seen by a nurse or paramedic Emergency/MIU practitioner you may still have to wait several hours for treatment, especially when the department is busy.