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Minor Injuries - Children and babies

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 - click here to find your local service based on age of patient.

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, these units open between 9.00am to 9.00pm every day of the year.
    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). These minor injury units open between 9.00am to 9.00pm every day of the year.

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.

Call NHS24 on 111 if an illness can't wait for your GP or dentist to reopen.