Heatherwood Minor Injuries Unit provides treatment for less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes. The unit is staffed by advanced nurse practitioners who have additional training so that they can see and treat patients with minor injuries.
There is no doctor in the Minor Injuries Unit - you will be assessed, diagnosed, treated and discharged or referred by the advanced nurse practitioners.
The Minor Injuries Unit is situated within the main entrance of Heatherwood Hospital
Daily 8am to 10pm.
You do not need an appointment to visit Heatherwood Minor Injuries Unit.
All minor injury management including:
• Cuts, bruises and lacerations
• Soft tissue and sports injuries
• Strains and sprains
• Injuries to hands and feet
• Dislocated fingers and toes
• Fractures to arms and legs
• Minor head injuries
• Eye problems
• Minor burns, bites, stings and minor reactions
• Dog bites
• Foreign bodies in soft tissues, nose and ears.
Heatherwood Minor Injuries Unit offers a limited service covering upper and lower limbs. We do not x-ray the head, neck, back or chest and we do not x-ray children less than two years of age.
The Minor Injuries Unit is unable to treat the following:
• Chest pain
• Respiratory problems
• Maternity and gynaecological conditions
• Road traffic accidents
• Drug overdose
• Deep vein thrombosis
• Alcohol related problems
• Head injuries in the elderly
• Severe allergic reactions
• Abdominal pains
These conditions need to be seen by a doctor, in an A&E department or by your GP. If you suffer serious injury or become very unwell a 999 ambulance should be called.
Reception 01344 877805
For general medical advice please call NHS Direct on 0845 4647