If you’ve hurt yourself, had a fall, burnt yourself or are suffering from another non-life-threatening issue, the Minor Injury Unit is a fast and effective way of getting treated without the long wait in A&E.
You can go to a minor injury unit for the following treatments:
Bites, human and animal
Cuts and lacerations
Foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears
Fractures that require plaster only (Ages 5 years and above)
Minor burns and scalds
Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
Soft tissue injuries, for example sprains and bruises
Your local Minor Injury Units (MIUs) are staffed by experienced nurses that will be on hand to assess you and treat you as quickly as possible.
This is a self-referral walk-in service for people of any age, however they are not open 24 hours.
However, your GP or other healthcare professional may refer you to an MIU. Likewise – if your condition cannot be dealt with at an MIU, they will refer you to your GP, the nearest A&E or another appropriate service.
Find your nearest MIU here – https://www.nhs.uk/…/Minor…/LocationSearch/551