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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

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


If you live in the Clyde Area

Find your nearest MIU

New Stobhill Hospital, New Victoria Hospital and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital - open 9.00am to 9.00pm every da...

New Stobhill Hospital, New Victoria Hospital and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital - open 9.00am to 9.00pm every day of the year

Vale of Leven Hospital - Open 24/7 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.

 

Find out more by watching our video now.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 22 September 2020