The Minor Injuries Unit will treat adults and children aged 5 and over for a range of minor injures.
An injury is damage caused to the body by something physical (for example following a fall). The Minor Injureis Unit will:
- Arrange X-rays for suspected broken bones. Eg.Shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand (including fingers), knee, lower leg, ankle, foot & toes
- Treat and aaply plaster to broken bones
- Treat back, shoulder and rib injuries
- Treat minor head and neck injuries
- Treat cuts/grazes as well as close (stitch) and dress wounds
- Treat sprains of ankles, knees, wrists and elbows
- Treat infected wounds
- Treat eye and ear injuries
- Treat minor burns and scalds
- Acces a minor injury and refer to a specialist if required
Who should not attend the MIU?
- Patients with serious injuries will be taken to the local A&E department
Minor Injuries Units will not deal with illnesses. An illness can be described as when you feel unwell or in poor health, for example, if you have a high temperature.
Children under 1 year old should be taken to the Emergency Department (A&E), Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Govan, Glasgow, G51 4TF