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Minor Injuries Unit

MIUs are run by a team of highly qualified nurse practitioners who have experience and expertise in treating minor injuries.

You can visit your local Minor Injuries Unit if you have the following type of injuries:

  • cut, graze or wound
  • sprain, strain, muscle or joint injury
  • broken bone (fracture)
  • skin complaint – bite or sting (including human bites), minor burns, including severe sunburn and minor skin infection which needs treating
  • emergency contraception
  • minor head injury
  • eye problem such as a minor eye infection, scratches or something that is stuck in your eye.

Conditions that Minor Injuries Units cannot treat include:

  • chest pain
  • respiratory problems
  • abdominal pain
  • gynaecological problems
  • pregnancy problems
  • drug overdose
  • alcohol related problems
  • mental health problems, and
  • health conditions that would normally be treated by your GP or hospital.

MIUs are also not normally equipped to treat children under two years of age.

For further information please click on the following link - Minor Injuries Unit

For information on current waiting times please click on the following link - MIU Waiting Times