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The Vale of Leven Hospital serves a population of approximately 78,000 within the constituency of Dumbartonshire and is only about 30 minutes from Glasgow. The hospital provides a range of services including inpatient beds, general medicine, women’s health, orthopaedics; maternity services and a Minor Injuries Unit.
.hereYou can read NHSGGC's and Nicola Sturgeon's statements The 'Vision for the Vale', NHSGGC's proposals for the future development of the Vale of Leven Hospital were approved by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing on 16th July 2009.
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Accident and Emergency Services are available at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, and the Western Infirmary, Glasgow.
The doors for the unit open from 8am to 9pm every day and the Unit is staffed by Nurse Practitioners, supported by Accident and Emergency Consultants, based at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. In the Minor Injuries Unit, nurses will assess and treat adults and children over 2 with
You should also attend A&E with a minor injury between the hours of 9pm and 8am when the MIU is closed.
What if my child is under 2?
If your child is less than 1 year old you should attend the A&E Department at Yorkhill (Royal Hospital for Sick Children).
If your child is between 1 and 2 years old, you should attend the A&E Department at Yorkhill or the nearest adult A&E Department.
Remember, the MIU is only intended for people with less serious injuries who are aged 2 years and older. If your child has an illness they should not be taken to a Minor Injuries Unit. For advice on this you can contact NHS 24 on 08454 242424 or get in touch with your GP.
If you are uncertain about what to do you should contact NHS 24 on 08454 242424 or if you think it is an emergency you should go to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill or phone 999.
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