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Minor Injuries Units Best for Slips, Trips and Falls

Published: | Accident and Emergency

The recent bad weather serves as a timely reminder that winter brings an increased risk of slips, trips and falls. Thankfully, the consequences of many falls on snow or ice are simply minor bumps, bruises and breaks.
Winter is always a busy time for our accident and emergency departments so if you fall and suffer a minor injury, the best place for you to get treated is the Minor Injuries Unit.The units are staffed by highly experienced emergency nurse practitioners who treat a range of minor injuries, including sprains and cuts and broken bones.
In Greater Glasgow and Clyde we have three dedicated Minor Injuries Units– at Stobhill, Victoria and Vale of Leven Hospitals – which open seven days a week, 365 days a year.

And from 3rd January, a fourth Minor Injuries Unit will open at West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital (formerly Yorkhill Hospital). There’s no need to make an appointment and with an average waiting time of less than two hours, they’ll be able to patch you up quickly and send you on your way. 

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