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Minor Injuries - Children and babies

Does your child have a minor injury? Such as a cut that may need stitches, a minor burn or a broken bone? There are a range of options for speedy treatment depending on their 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, 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. These are at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock or the Vale of Leven Minor Injury Unit. Both Emergency Departments 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

For stomach upsets, coughs, 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. Get your child the right care, from the right professional, in the right place. 

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

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