Minor Injuries Services can provide treatment for a range of minor or less serious injuries.

 

What CAN be treated

  • Arm, wrist and hand injuries
  • Knee, ankle and foot injuries
  • Back, shoulder and rib injuries
  • Head and neck injuries in people who are fully conscious
  • Cuts and wounds which may need dressing and stitches
  • Minor burns and scalds

 

What CAN’T be treated

  • Illnesses which a GP would normally treat
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Alcohol and drug related problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Drug overdose
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Breathing problems
  • Chest pain

 

Minor Injury Services are available at Victoria Hospital, Queen Margaret Hospital, Adamson Hospital and St Andrews Community Hospital.

Minor Injury Services at Victoria Hospital and Queen Margaret Hospital operate walk-in services 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week.

Minor Injuries Services at Adamson and St Andrews Community Hospitals operate walk-in services Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, outwith these times and on public holidays call NHS 24 on 111.

 

Did you know?

  • Thousands of patients who attend Accident and Emergency every year can be treated at their local Minor Injuries Service.
  • You will often be seen quicker at the Minor Injuries Service than by attending Accident and Emergency, especially over busy periods such as evenings and weekends.

Minor Injuries Services is available at

Contacts

For more information contact

NHS Fife, Switchboard 
Tel: 01592 643355 Contact NHS Fife online
By Post: NHS Fife, Hayfield House Hayfield Road Kirkcaldy Fife KY2 5AH

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