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Minor Injuries Unit

If you have a minor injury, such as a cut that need stitches, a broken bone, a sprains or minor burn, please call NHS 24 on 111 and ask for our Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) service.

NHS 24 will give you advice on what to do next. This may include a video or telephone consultation, and/or, a face-to-face appointment at one of our MIUs.

If you are referred to the MIU, your assessment will be carried out by a team of highly experienced staff, led by Emergency Nurse Practitioners. They will give 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.

Further information

When should you visit a Minor Injuries Unit?

Your local MIU can treat you if you have:

  • Cuts and wounds (including those that may need stitches)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Sprains, minor injuries or broken bones – in legs below the knee, and arms below the shoulder, where you can bear the weight through your foot or move your fingers (our experienced staff can arrange x-rays and apply plaster if required)
  • Insect bites or other animal bites
  • Tetanus immunisation after an injury
  • Minor head injury – where there has been no loss of consciousness or vomiting, and no residual symptoms i.e. headache, nausea, visual disturbance, dizziness or any other symptom of concussion
  • Removal of foreign bodies from eyes, nose or ears
  • Nose injuries and broken noses
  • Removal of rings, earrings and studs.

Which MIU should I go to?

You should only go to the MIU if you are referred by NHS 24.

For children (under 16 years old) and babies

If you live in Greater Glasgow

If you live in the Clyde Area

For adults (anyone over 16 years old)

You can visit New Stobhill Hospital, New Victoria Hospital or Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The units are open 9.00am to 9.00pm every day of the year.

The Vale of Leven Hospital has a dedicated MIU which is open 8.00am – 9.00pm every day of the year. Outside these hours if you require a face-to-face appointment you will be seen by the GP Out of Hours Service.

Always call NHS 24 on 111 first to ensure you get the right care, right place, right time.