Minor Injuries Unit
The Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at St Andrews Community Hospital is operational from Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm and can be accessed by phoning NHS 24 on free phone 111 and, if needed, an appointment time will be given.
The MIU offers treatment to adults and children who have suffered a minor injury within the last three days (if the problem is older than this, contacting the Practice to speak to the Triage clinician is advised).
All patients will be assessed by a qualified nurse with expertise in minor injuries. You will only be seen by a doctor if necessary.
The MIU aims to see patients as quickly as possible, but the severity of your injury and their workload will determine how quickly you will be seen.
Usually your treatment will be carried out at the unit at the time of your visit, however on some occasions, patients are asked to return for further investigations, for example an x-ray, or for review.
A discharge letter will be sent to your GP so that your health record can be updated.
When should I visit the MIU?
Examples of Minor injuries include:
- Sprains & Strains
- Broken Bones
- Arm and leg injuries
- Cuts and grazes, burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Minor head injuries
- Insect and animal bites
- Allergic reactions
What can’t the MIU treat?
- Major injuries
- Stomach pain
- Pregnancy related problems
- Mental Health problems
- Conditions likely to require hospital admission
- Problems usually dealt with by the GP
If your condition is more serious but you attend the MIU, they will arrange for you to be transferred to an Accident & Emergency department in either Dundee or Kirkcaldy.