Minor Injuries Unit

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a minor injuries unit (MIU), rather than going to an A&E department. This will allow A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and will save you a potentially long wait.

 

Please note: the Minor Injuries Unit will be closed on Christmas Day.

Minor Injuries Units can treat:

• Sprains and strains

• Broken bones

• Wounds, lacerations and grazes

• Wound infections

• Minor burns and scalds

• Minor head injuries

• Insect and animal bites

• Minor eye injuries and conditions after 4.30 pm weekdays and weekends

 

Minor Injuries Units cannot treat:

• Chest pain

• Breathing difficulties

• Major injuries

• Problems usually dealt with

• by a GP

• Stomach pains

• Gynaecological problems

• Pregnancy problems

• Overdoses

• Alcohol related problems

• Mental health problems

• Conditions likely to require hospital admission

 

We do not x-ray backs and necks nor perform scans.

If you have an illness that is not life threatening, contact your GP surgery first if possible. You can still access GP services outside normal surgery hours by calling the NHS 111 Service.

Royal Hallamshire Minor Injuries Unit—Tel 0114 2712071

OUR UNIT OPERATES DAILY 08.00 - 20.00