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Minor Injuries - Adults

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.

What can be treated at a Minor Injuries Unit?

  • Injuries to upper and lower limbs
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Wounds - including those that need to be stitched and dressed 
  • Broken bones, (our experienced staff can arrange x-rays and apply plaster if required)
  • Sprains, bruises and wounds
  • Bites - human, animal and insect
  • Burns and scalds
  • Abscesses and wound infections
  • Minor head injuries
  • Broken noses and nosebleeds
  • Eye problems, (such as minor eye infections, scratches or something that is stuck in your eye.)

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

For stomach upsets, coughs or a high temperature then self-care, pharmacy 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 for you, in the right place, at the right time.

 

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