The minor injuries unit provides a comprehensive nurse-led service which deals with a wide range of minor injuries. Wound care can be provided either as part of emergency care or when a review of a wound is required.
There is access to X-ray, Monday to Friday until 4pm. The X-ray requesting facilities available for patients attending the MIU are for the shoulder to the fingers and the knee to the toes only.
MIU do not X-ray children under seven years of age due to the complexity of interpreting their results. They can refer to other community services such as district nurses and practice nurses for continued care as appropriate.
MIU have access to an extended scope physiotherapist and can refer patients for an initial assessment following an acute injury.