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Minor Injuries Units

For minor injuries such as cuts that need stitches, broken bones, sprains and minor burns, go to one of our Minor Injury Units (MIU). You are likely to get treated faster for these injuries here as you will not have to wait for people with serious injuries and conditions to be treated first.

Your assessment will be carried out by a team of highly experienced staff, led by Emergency Nurse Practitioners giving 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.

Find out more by watching our video now. 

What can be treated at a Minor Injuries Unit? 

  • Grazes and bruising
  • 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.

Where can I find my nearest MIU? 

If you live in Greater Glasgow Under 1-year-olds: Go to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Emergency Depart...

If you live in Greater Glasgow

  • Under 1-year-olds: Go to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Emergency Department
  • 1 to 5-year-olds: Go to either the Royal Hospital for Children Emergency Department or Glasgow Royal Infirmary Emergency Department
  • 5 to 15-year-olds: Go to your nearest Minor Injury Unit. These are at New Stobhill Hospital and the New Victoria Hospital. These units open between 9.00am to 9.00pm every day of the year. For this age group you are likely to get the fastest expert treatment for these injuries here. You will not have to wait for people with serious injuries and conditions to be treated first.

If you live in the Clyde Area

  • Under 1-year-olds: Go to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Emergency Department
  • 1 to 5-year-olds: Go to either the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock or the Vale of Leven Minor Injury Unit
  • 5 to 15-year-olds: Go to the nearest Minor Injury Unit. Minor Injury Units are located within the Emergency Departments of Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock (open 9.00 am to 9.00 pm every day of the year). There is also a dedicated Minor Injury Unit at the Vale of Leven Hospital (open 8.00 am to 9.00 pm every day of the year).

Find your nearest MIU

New Stobhill Hospital and New Victoria Hospital - open 9 am to 9 pm every day of the year Vale of Leven Hospital - 8...

New Stobhill Hospital and New Victoria Hospital - open 9 am to 9 pm every day of the year

Vale of Leven Hospital 8 am to 9 pm every day of the year

At other times you should call NHS 24 on 111, they'll help you get the right care, right place, right time. Or you could attend your local Emergency Department, however you will wait longer because people with more serious injuries and conditions will be treated first. 

Find your nearest MIU

What if I'm ill?

For stomach upsets, coughs or a high temperature then self-carepharmacy or your GP is the answer. You should not go to an MIU for treatment. An MIU does not deal with illnesses. Get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.