Minor Injuries

During COVID, NHS Lothian are offering a Minor Injury Assessment (MIA) by video call in your own home with the aim to provide timely assessments, advice or treatment.

The types of injuries that are suitable are:

  • Injuries within a week
  • Strains, sprains and suspected broken bones
  • Wounds and burns
  • Musculoskeletal conditions (joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons)

Call MIA on 07977246848 (1100-1900). Please click here for more information about MIA.


The Minor Injuries Unit is based at The Western General Hospital. It is open seven days a week from 0800 to 2100. The Western General Minor Injuries Clinic can be contacted on 0131 537 1330, and can be located on Crewe Road South EH4 2XU. No appointment is necessary and is staffed by specialist nurse practitioners to help treat:

    • Lacerations, cuts, grazes, wounds
    • Sprain, strain, muscle or joint injuries
    • Simple broken bones (fractures)
    • Skin complaints - insect/animal/human bites or stings
    • Foreign bodies like splinters
    • Minor scalds and burns
    • Minor head injuries from a low fall
    • Localised allergic reactions and infections (to wounds, for example)
    • Minor eye injuries and infections
    • Emergency contraception



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