Minor injury service

This is a nurse-led team who provide treatment specifically for minor injuries. You’ll be assessed on arrival and treated by one of our dedicated Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

This service is available every day between 8am and 9.30pm, and available from 7am on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

If you attend with a minor injury outside these hours, you might experience a longer waiting time.

Examples of minor injuries

  • Sprains and strains
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries and eye problems
  • Joint injuries
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Broken bones
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Foreign bodies in ears and eyes
  • Crush injuries and bruising

More serious emergency treatment

The following conditions are what we would class as emergencies and you should visit the emergency department immediately:

  • Unconsciousness
  • A suspected stroke
  • Heavy blood loss
  • Suspected broken bones
  • A deep wound
  • A suspected heart attack
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Severe burns
  • A severe allergic reaction

Please talk to your own GP about non-emergency issues

If you have any of the following conditions, you would be better managed by your GP who is better trained to deal with medical problems that are not emergencies:

  • General aches and pains
  • Coughs, colds and sore throats
  • Requests for prescriptions, x-rays or sick notes
  • Other problems that have been present for a few days

Please get in touch with your local Dentist if you are experiencing dental problems.

 

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