Minor injuries changes
As a result of the global pandemic, how we provide our minor injuries services has had to change. Now, before visiting the minor injuries service, we're asking you to either
- Call your GP
- Call NHS 24 on 111
If the NHS 24 healthcare professional you speak thinks that you require further clinical assessment you will be directed to the appropriate care locally. You will be given an appointment for one of our minor injuries units if your condition falls into one of the categories below:
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
Minor Injury Services are available at Victoria Hospital, Queen Margaret Hospital, Adamson Hospital and St Andrews Community Hospital.
Victoria Hospital and Queen Margaret Hospital
Open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week.
Adamson and St Andrews Community Hospitals
Open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm (X-Ray available between 0900-1200) and St Andrews Community Hospitals (X-Ray available between 0900-1600) operate walk-in services
Outwith these times and on public holidays call NHS 24 on 111 to be directed to the right service for your need.
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.