Minor Injury Units (MIU)
For minor injuries that have occurred up to 2 weeks before you can attend a Minor Injury Unit (MIU) in Glasgow.
Your assessment at MIU 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.
What can be treated at a Minor Injuries Unit?
- Cuts, wounds (including those that may need stitches) and bruising
- 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?
Adults and Children 5 years+
- New Stobhill Hospital, New Victoria Hospital and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital - open 9.00am to 9.00pm every day of the year.
Children and Babies (under 5 years)
MIU are not suitable for children under 5 years old and should attend:
- 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
The most up-to-date information regarding MIU can be found on the NHS GGC website.