The Minor Injuries Unit at the Royal Hallamshire

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.

Strike action by junior doctors 24-28 February. The Minor Injuries Unit at the Hallamshire will be closed during this period.

This service is for ages 16 and over only.

Open 8am-8pm daily.


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