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Minor Injuries Units

For minor injuries such as cuts that need stitches, broken bones, sprains and minor burns, go to one of our Minor Injury Units (MIU). You are likely to get treated faster for these injuries here as you will not have to wait for people with serious injuries and conditions to be treated first.

Your assessment will be carried out by a team of highly experienced staff, led by Emergency Nurse Practitioners giving you quick access to health information, advice and treatment. Treatment includes being able to arrange x-rays if required, apply plasters or splints and stitch and dress wounds.

Find out more by watching our video now. 

What can be treated at a Minor Injuries Unit? 

  • Cuts, wounds (including those that may need stitches) and bruising
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Sprains, minor injuries or broken bones - in legs below the knee, and arms below the shoulder, where you can bear the weight through your foot or move your fingers (our experienced staff can arrange x-rays and apply plaster if required)
  • Insect bites or other animal bites
  • Tetanus immunisation after an injury
  • Minor head injury - where there has been no loss of consciousness or vomiting, and no residual symptoms i.e. headache, nausea, visual disturbance, dizziness or any other symptom of concussion
  • Removal of foreign bodies from eyes, nose or ears
  • Nose injuries and broken noses
  • Removal of rings, earrings and studs.

Where can I find my nearest MIU? 

If you live in Greater Glasgow Under 1-year-olds: Go to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Emergency Depart...

If you live in Greater Glasgow

  • Under 1-year-olds: Go to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Emergency Department
  • 1 to 5-year-olds: Go to either the Royal Hospital for Children Emergency Department or Glasgow Royal Infirmary Emergency Department
  • 5 to 15-year-olds: Go to your nearest Minor Injury Unit. These are at New Stobhill Hospital and the New Victoria Hospital. These units open between 9.00am to 9.00pm every day of the year. For this age group you are likely to get the fastest expert treatment for these injuries here. You will not have to wait for people with serious injuries and conditions to be treated first.

If you live in the Clyde Area

  • Under 1-year-olds: Go to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Emergency Department
  • 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. Minor Injury Units are located within the Emergency Departments of Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock (open 9.00 am to 9.00 pm every day of the year). There is also a dedicated Minor Injury Unit at the Vale of Leven Hospital (open 8.00 am to 9.00 pm every day of the year).

Find your nearest MIU

New Stobhill Hospital and New Victoria Hospital - open 9 am to 9 pm every day of the year Vale of Leven Hospital - 8...

New Stobhill Hospital and New Victoria Hospital - open 9 am to 9 pm every day of the year

Vale of Leven Hospital 8 am to 9 pm every day of the year

At other times you should call NHS 24 on 111, they'll help you get the right care, right place, right time. Or you could attend your local Emergency Department, however you will wait longer because people with more serious injuries and conditions will be treated first. 

Find your nearest MIU

What if I'm ill?

For stomach upsets, coughs or a high temperature then self-carepharmacy or your GP is the answer. You should NOT go to an MIU for treatment. An MIU does NOT deal with illnesses. Get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Your MIU Experience

Vale of Leven Hospital

"I attended the Minor Injuries unit at the Vale Hospital on Sunday 12.01.20 after a fall. I was very impressed with the care I received from reception, nursing and x-ray staff. I was seen promptly and given great care and advice. I was informed that I would be referred to Physiotherapy and have already received a letter inviting me to phone for an appointment with them. I feel we are very lucky to have this local service."

Stobhill Hospital (New)

"I attended Stobhill minor injuries unit after a fall. I was seen treated, diagnosed and home again in 3 hours. Staff were terrific, friendly and efficient. Can't praise the unit highly enough. Our Scottish NHS is terrific. Thank you."

Victoria Hospital (New)

"I attended MIU last night, at the New Victoria Hospital, after a fall hurting my wrist and was very happy with the quick treatment. From intake to final diagnosis took 40 minutes. Nurses and x-ray staff were great. Only suggestion would be for staff to introduce themselves when treating you or wear visible name badges such as #Hellomynameis yellow badges used in other hospitals. This is only a minor thing and the main thing is the excellent care I received from the health service. Cannot fault the care at all and think that this should be highlighted rather than just negative comments. Thank you to all the staff I met last night at Victoria MIU."

New Stobhill Hospital I want to highlight the amazing care I received from nurse Lynsey MCConnell. She was excelle...

New Stobhill Hospital

  • I want to highlight the amazing care I received from nurse Lynsey MCConnell. She was excellent in talking me through the process of my injury and how to manage the recuperation... her professionalism coupled with her empathetic manner was exemplary and a credit to the NHS Management need to acknowledge staff like this and make sure they are doing all they can to minimise the pressure staff are under to deliver this level of care by providing the resources (staff) required to operate more efficiently.
  • Stobhill Hospital (New) I was in for an ECG and I sent into minor injuries to ask if they could check my shoulder which I had attended A and E at the Royal the week before. They checked and were able to reassure me that the bruising and swelling were okay. I really appreciated the check since I was concerned and my follow up appointment at the Royal was not until the following week.
  • Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to take this opportunity to commend the care and attention I experienced when I visited the Minor Injury Unit at New Stobhill Hospital last night ( 22nd June 2019 ) I had suffered an accident when out cycling and had a very nasty crescent-shaped wound in my lower leg. Some fifty minutes later I left with my limb in much better shape complete with some eight stitches and appropriate advice about rehab. WELL DONE THE MINOR INJURY UNIT AT NEW STOBHILL HOSPITAL

Vale of Leven Hospital

  • I would like to give all the staff of the Vale of Leven Hospital a great big thank you.

    My four-year-old daughter Bonnie had an accident at her wonderful nursery and as a result, ended up with a fractured arm.

    It only took one hour from her entering the hospital to her walking out after receiving wonderful treatment which included X-rays to confirm and locate the break, pain relief as no doubt it was hurting, a plaster cast and a complete rundown for us as parents on what to do next and what to look out for.

    I can only thank all those concerned in her treatment from the bottom of my heart.

  • With all the bad press the NHS gets in present times I would like to give all the staff of the Vale of Leven Hospital a great big thank you. My four-year-old daughter Bonnie had an accident at her wonderful nursery on Thursday October 31, and as a result ended up with a fractured arm. It only took one hour from her entering the hospital to her walking out after receiving wonderful treatment which included X-rays to confirm and locate the break, pain relief as no doubt it was hurting, a plaster cast and a complete rundown for us as parents on what to do next and what to look out for. I can only thank all thoses concerned in her treatment from the bottom of my heart.

  • Minor injuries great service at the new Victoria, quick efficient and very friendly.

New Victoria Hospital

  • I went to minor injuries unit for my crooked little toe and received wonderful care. All the staff are very caring and I feel much better. Also, the waiting times are not long.
  • I attended MIU last night after a fall hurting my wrist and was very happy with the quick treatment. From intake to final diagnosis took 40 minutes. Nurses and x-ray staff were great. Only suggestion would be for staff to introduce themselves when treating you or wear visible name badges such as #Hellomynameis yellow badges used in other hospitals. This is only a minor thing and the main thing is the excellent care I received from the health service. Cannot fault the care at all and think that this should be highlighted rather than just negative comments. Thank you to all the staff I met last night at Victoria MIU.
  • Victoria Hospital (New) Seen in minor injuries unit. All staff were very friendly, especially reception staff and nurse who treated me.
  • I attended MIU today at the Victoria infirmary. Needless to say, I was a little anxious but the staff were superb. Nurses explained everything each step of the way and were reassuring throughout. Everyone was very professional and easily understood information at the end of the procedure. The areas were clean and easily accessible and staff took account of some other health issues which I have. All in all, as positive an experience as it could be! 10. I attended MIU Stobhill Sat 28th Dec following double ankle injury on Xmas eve. Reception staff were polite and helpful although it is not too clear which side first to approach. Maybe too many signs on glass windows. The nurse was professional, understanding and helpful for further actions to assist recovery.

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