Minor Injury Units (MIUs)
If you have a non-life-threatening injury, you can get help from an 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. MIUs are run by experienced clinicians to treat minor injuries, such as:
- sprains and strains
- broken bones
- wound infections
- minor burns and scalds
- minor head injuries
- insect and animal bites
- minor eye injuries
- injuries to the back, shoulder and chest
MIUs cannot treat any minor illnesses, such as stomach pains, mild allergic reactions or pregnancy problems. If you need treatment for a minor illness, a walk-in centre may be able to help you. MIUs run on a first come, first served basis and you do not need an appointment to access the service.
When should you use the service?
- If you need treatment for a non-life-threatening injury