Cuts and minor burns, sprains or strains, minor eye injuries and infections, suspected broken bones...
The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Stirling Community Hospital is open from 9am to 9pm seven days a week and is staffed by emergency nurse practitioners who can prescribe medication and provide treatment for a wide range of minor injuries.
They can also arrange X-rays for suspected broken bones and apply plaster, if required.
The Unit is located on the ground floor of the former maternity unit. This is at the back of the site and can be accessed via the Bellfield Road entrance, just along from the main hospital entrance.
Although based in Stirling, the MIU offers treatment to patients across Forth Valley, including those from Clackmannanshire and Falkirk.
The MIU treats and assesses adults and children over the age of one year. Children under the age of one with a minor injury should be taken to the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.
You donât need to make an appointment and waiting times are less than half those at the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. In fact, you will often be seen right away or only have to wait for a short time.
Making use of your local MIU will also help reduce pressure on the busy Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert and free up staff time and resources for patients with serious injuries which require urgent care.
Alongside the MIU, is a GP Out-of-Hours Service which operates from 6pm in the evenings until 8am in the morning on weekdays, and provides a 24 hour service at weekends. It can be accessed via NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24.
Minor Injuries Unit
Stirling Community Hospital
Telephone: 01786 434036