Minor injuries unit – St George’s centre
Monday – Sunday: 8:30am-11pm
Open 7 days a week – including Bank holidays (closed Christmas day).
To alleviate the pressure at the local A&E units, patients can attend the Minor Injuries & Illness (MIU) facilities.
They can treat;
- Sprains and strains,
- Broken bones,
- Infected wounds,
- Minor burns and scalds,
- Minor head injuries,
- Stitch cuts,
- Removal of foreign bodies from ears, noses etc,
- Removal of splinters,
- Dressing of minor wounds, cuts and grazes,
- Apply plaster of Paris,
- Bites and stings,
- Minor eye injuries,
- The X-Ray facility is available daily from 9 am until 8:30 pm. After 8:30 any patient who requires an X-Ray would be advised to attend LGI or return to St George’s Centre the following day (depending on injuries).
They do not X-Ray: Skulls, Facial Bones, Sternum, Chest/Ribs, C-Spine, Lumbar Thoracic Spine.
- They do not deal with: Cardiac, respiratory or abdominal conditions, Minor surgery (such as Cysts, abscesses or foreign bodies), Anaphylaxis, Child protection issues, Unwell limp child, Do not manipulate deformed fractures, Children under 3 months old.
For general advice contact the freephone NHS 111 number.