Winter Health: Treating minor injuries

150708-Minor-Injuries-Unit-at-Montagu-HospitalIf you have have been burnt while handling the turkey, cut while peeling the vegetables or taken an unfortunate tumble when carrying presents down the stairs this Christmas, your local Minor Injuries Unit can help.

Minor Injuries Unit are staffed by emergency nurse practitioners who can assess and treat a wide range of minor injuries including, minor burns and scalds, infected wounds, sprains, cuts and grazes. Staff can also examine and treat minor injuries to the eye, ear and arrange X-rays for possible broken bones.

Open from 9am to 9pm seven days a week (except for Christmas Day) no appointment is required at the Montagu Hospital Minor Injuries Unit for assessment and treatment of minor injuries.

Maisie Grierson, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, who has worked in the Minor Injuries Unit at Montagu Hospital for 10 years, said: “Many people with minor injuries automatically head for the Emergency Department, not realising that they can normally be seen and treated quicker by visiting the Minor Injuries Unit here in Mexborough.

“By choosing to come to Montagu Hospital it frees up staff in our busy Emergency Department at Doncaster Royal Infirmary to treat patients with more serious injuries who need urgent care.  However we cannot see children under the age of one year and they should always be taken to an Emergency Department in the first instance.”

Montagu Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit is located on Adwick Road in Mexborough, S64 0AZ. Open 24 hours a day, except Christmas Day. Telephone: 01709 585171.

If Mexborough is too far, try the Minor Injuries Unit at:

Goole and District Minor Injuries Unit: Woodlands Avenue, Goole, DN14 6RX. Open 24 hours a day. Telephone: 01405 720720.

The New Selby Memorial Hospital Minor Injuries Unit: Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9BX. Open 7.30am to 9pm every day. Telephone: 01904 724300.

 

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