Minor Injuries Unit - Herts and Essex Hospital

About the Service

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at the Herts and Essex Hospital offers an alternative to A&E attendance for patients with minor injuries.

The MIU is an ‘open access’ service that can be used by both adults and children over two years old who have sustained a minor injury. There are no appointments, so patients are seen in order of time of arrival unless their condition is more serious, for example a wound with uncontrolled bleeding or a dislocated joint or an obviously badly broken bone. Our aim is to see you as soon as possible but you will appreciate that sometimes several patients arrive at the same time, so some waiting time is inevitable.

 The MIU is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm and can treat the following conditions and issues:

Contact the service

Tel:01279 827450 (this is a direct line to the unit) Please call this number and leave a message if you would like to book a video consultation, otherwise please attend the unit between 9am and 4.30pm.

How the Service is provided

Who is eligible for this Service

What will happen at your appointment

Useful information

Making a referral

Patient Experience