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Minor Injuries Unit

What is a Minory Injury Unit for?

  • CUTS AND MINOR BURNS
  • SPRAINS
  • NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE A BROKEN BONE?

Can they treat my child?

Children under the age of one with a minor injury should be taken to the Royal Hospital for Children, Govan. or the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley.

The MIU at the Vale will treat children aged one and above with minor injuries.

Children aged one to five with minor injuries in Glasgow should be taken to the nearest adult A&E or the Royal Hospital for Children, Govan.

Where are my Minor Injuries Services?

Minor Injuries Services are available in a number of locations. Use our postcode finder to see which is the right one for you.

You can attend your local Minor Injury Unit (MIU) to get urgent care for a minor injury if you live in the catchment area for the

When are they open?

The opening hours for each of the MIUs are 9am – 9pm Monday to Sunday all year round, with the exception of the Vale MIU which is 8.00am to 9.00pm.

Who will treat me?

Minor Injury Units are run by highly experienced Emergency Nurse Practitioners who will assess and either treat a minor injury or, if they find a more serious problem, arrange for you to be transferred elsewhere.

What can they treat me for?

They can treat a range of injuries including sprains, burns and simple fractures.

They do not provide treatment for illness, for example gynaecological or pregnancy problems, alcohol or drug issues, severe allergic reactions, chest pain, breathing problems or people who have collapsed.

Watch our video?

You can find out more about how your Minor Injury Unit can help, view our video (contains audio, English subtitles and sign language):

Full details on the services provided by your MIU can be found on the following pages: