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Minor Injuries - Children and babies - at Christmas and New Year

If your child has a minor injury such as a cut (including one that may require stitches) a minor burn or a broken bone there are a range of options for speedy treatment depending on his or her age:

Find your MIU

If you live in Greater Glasgow

  • Under 1-year-olds: Go to the Royal Hospital for Children A&E
  • 1 to 5-year-olds: Go to either the Royal Hospital for Children A&E or Glasgow Royal Infirmary A&E
  • 5 to 15-year-olds: Go to the nearest Minor Injury Unit. These are located at New Stobhill Hospital and the New Victoria Hospital. You can also attend either the new Royal Hospital for Children A&E in Govan or Glasgow Royal Infirmary A&E (both also have a dedicated area to treat minor injuries).

If you live in the Clyde Area

  • Under 1-year-olds: Go to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley
  • 1 to 5-year-olds: Go to either the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock or the Vale of Leven Minor Injury Unit
  • 5 to 15-year-olds: Go to the nearest Minor Injury Unit. These are located at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock or the Vale of Leven Minor Injury Unit (both A&Es have a dedicated area to treat minor injuries).

Minor Illness 0-15 Years

If it is a minor illness such as stomach upsets, coughs, running a high temperature then self-care, pharmacy or your GP is the answer. If your child is unwell, you should NOT take them to an MIU for treatment. An MIU does not deal with illnesses.