HEALTH: Get seen, treated and discharged in 4 hours or less at Vale Minor Injuries Unit

Did you know, there are three dedicated Minor Injury Units (MIU) across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – including the Vale of Leven Hospital in Alexandria –  which could see, treat and discharge you in less than four hours?

MIUs treat a vast range of injuries and for many patients, provide a more appropriate place to receive treatment than a busy A&E.

An MIU can treat the following injuries:

  • Cuts and wounds (including those that may need stitches)
  • 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 injuries – 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
  • Removal of rings, earrings and studs.

If you have a minor injury, you can attend one of our dedicated MIU sites at New Stobhill Hospital, New Victoria Hospital the  Vale of Leven Hospital. Before attending, you should call NHS24 on 111 to access our team of specialist nurses who can assess you virtually and provide you with an appropriate time to attend your nearest MIU to help minimise your waiting time.

Find out more about our MIUs on the NHSGGC website: https://www.nhsggc.scot/your-health/right-care-right-place/minor-injuries-unit/

One comment

  1. I had cause to visit the MIU last month and the care and attention I received was very good. The staff are over worked and the cubicles in the unit were full with patients, with new patients attending at regular intervals.

Leave a Reply