Minor Injuries

The Minor Injuries Unit is based at The Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU. It is open seven days a week from 0800 to 2000.

  • Patients can self refer to the minor injuries department by calling NHS24 on 111 if they fit the below inclusion criteria.
  • Patients will be offered a video call consultation if they have a smart phone, or a face to face appointment if they do not.
  • Following a video call consultation, the nurse practitioner will either give self care advice, or book a face to face appointment.


  • Patients 12 years old and over
  • Must be able to make their own way to minor injuries unit
  • Injuries within 5 days
  • Strains, sprains and suspected broken bones of arms and legs
  • Wounds and minor burns
  • minor bumps to head and face
  • Simple eye injuries
  • Insect bites and stings

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