Minor Injury Units

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

    • 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?


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.


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