Healthcare Services for Children

(Information correct at time of writing – November 2022)

We have put together a list of local services to help our patients avoid long waiting times and a busy winter for the NHS.

Minor Injury Unit (MIU) Service – Clevedon

Opening Hours:  8am – 8.30pm, 7 days a week

             10am – 5:30pm, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

X-Ray Hours:    8:30am – 16:45 on weekdays and 10am – 5:30pm on weekends

Clevedon Minor Injury Unit is a walk–in service offering treatment for adults and children over 12 months of age for a wide range of minor injuries. All patients are seen by an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) who can help with:

  • Wounds and grazes
  • Cuts needing stitches
  • Trips and falls
  • Broken bones (x-ray facility on site)
  • Minor injuries resulting from minor road traffic accidents
  • Minor injuries arising from domestic violence
  • Minor burns
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains, bruises and abrasions
  • Head injuries (no loss of consciousness)
  • Simple eye trauma e.g. foreign bodies
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Advice
  • Minor injuries in children over 12 months of age

Website: Clevedon Minor Injury Unit (MIU) | North Bristol NHS Trust (nbt.nhs.uk)

Distance from Portishead: 5.4 miles

Bristol Urgent Treatment Centre

Opening hours: 08:00-20:00, 7 days a week including bank holidays and Christmas Day

The Urgent Treatment Centre is a nurse and paramedic-led walk-in medical centre to support the local community with minor illnesses and urgent minor injuries such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Assessment of suspected broken bones.

The centre will see both adults and children.

Website: South Bristol Urgent Care Centre | North Bristol NHS Trust (nbt.nhs.uk)

  • Distance from Portishead: 11.5 miles

Pharmacy Services

Pharmacies in Portishead (for up-to-date opening times please consult web links below):

Examples of the minor illnesses that can be seen at pharmacies (see How your pharmacy can help – NHS (www.nhs.uk) :

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • coughs
  • colds
  • flu
  • earache
  • cystitis
  • skin rashes
  • teething
  • red eye

Please note the services available at your local pharmacy may differ depending on staffing levels.

Bristol Eye Hospital

Opening hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, 7 days a week

Offers A&E Service for any Eye Emergencies

A&E

Please contact 999 in emergencies.

For medical, surgical, trauma & mental health emergencies.

A&Es near Portishead:

  • Southmead Hospital Emergency Department, Brunel Building, Southmead Rd, Bristol BS10 5NB (12.7 miles from Portishead)
  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Upper Maudlin St, Bristol, BS2 8BJ (9.1 miles from Portishead)
  • When to go to A&E: When to go to A&E – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

GP

Harbourside Family Practice

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