The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Montagu Hospital is run by a dedicated and highly skilled Emergency Nurse Practitioners who provide care for less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts, grazes, minor burns, bites and stings.
Many people go to an Emergency Department, when they could be treated much more quickly at the Minor Injuries Unit. The unit can also arrange X-Rays for possible broken bones and treat minor eye and ear injuries.
Montagu Hospital MIU can treat:
- Sprains and strains
- Simple fractures
- Wound infections
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor eye injuries
- Foreign bodies in eyes and ears
- Simple head wounds
- Insect and animal bites.
Minor Injuries Unit cannot treat:
- Chest pains
- Breathing difficulties
- Major injuries (road accidents)
- Problems usually dealt with by a GP
- Stomach pains
- Surgical wounds and infections
- Dental care
- Head and neck injuries
- Children aged one and under for any conditions
- Allergic reactions
- Alcohol related problems
- Mental health problems
- Conditions likely to require hospital admission.
You do not need an appointment to visit the MIU.
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