Minor injuries unit

Due to COVID-19 we are currently unable to see patients with respiratory tract symptoms such as a cough, chest pain, or sore throat. We are also unable to assess anyone with a foreign body in the nose or throat, or anyone with a high temperature of 37.8 degrees or above. In these instances please contact your GP or visit the NHS 111 website.  If any symptoms are serious or life threatening please contact 999.

Open 8am-8pm daily run by emergency practitioners who are able to see, diagnose and treat a wide range of minor injuries and ailments for both adults and children over one year old; such as:

  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Suspected arm and lower leg broken bones (children under the age of four should be taken to A&E)
  • Simple eye infections such as conjunctivitis or scratches to the eye
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes, ears or nose
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Bites and stings
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Chest infections (adults only)
  • Skin infections
  • Minor allergic reactions
  • Simple urinary tract infections (UTI) (females aged 17 or over, who have not had a UTI in the last three months).

X-ray is available for Minor Injuries Unit patients if required Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm and Sunday/bank holidays 10am-1pm for adults and children over four years. On call cover is also available for emergency referrals outside of these hours.

We can refer patients as required to different specialties; we are not an A&E, GP service or dental practice. Please contact NHS 111 should you feel you might need one of these services.

If you need help when MIU is closed, please visit Crawley Urgent Treatment Centre, located at Crawley Hospital. But if you think your condition is life-threatening, you should dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E.