This service offers an alternative to A&E attendance at Herts & Essex Hospital for those 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.
Please be aware that although there is an x-ray department at Herts and Essex Community Hospital, the nurses at minor Injuries unit are unable to request the following x-rays due to radiation regulations:
Tel: 01279 655191
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