Our Minor injuries units provide an assessment and treatment service for patients with injuries within the past week. We prefer you to have an appointment to be seen at one of our minor injury units and you book an appointment by calling NHS 24 on 111. Patients with appointments will be prioritised.
The following conditions, if these happened within the past week, will 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
Conditions such as colds, gynaecology issues, addictions, mental health issues, breathing problems and severe allergic reaction will not be treated. This is because our minor injury units are designed to assess injuries of a potentially painful, but non-life threatening nature.
NHS Fife Minor Injury unit sites
You should only attend a Minor Injury Unit if you have been given an appointment from NHS 24. Click below on the hospital you’ve been given the appointment for to find the address, opening hours, maps and access information.
Minor Injury Services are available at:
- Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy, situated within the A&E department
- Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline
- Adamson Hospital Cupar
- St Andrews Community Hospital
What if I am ill?
Minor injuries units do not treat illnesses.
If you have for example, a stomach upset, cough, high temperature or if you have a new problem or flare up of an existing condition, then Self-care options or your Community pharmacy or GP Practice can give you any advice or treatment you may need. If you’re unsure where to go, call NHS 24 on 111 or use the NHS 24 app.
NHS 24 App
The NHS 24 Online app allows you to find your nearest services and to assess your symptoms to find out what you should do next. This might be self-care or it might be other health services. The app is free to download and is available for both Apple and Android devices and it may save you waiting time on the telephone.