Monday 24 September 2007 1.51pm
I cant praise the minor injuries unit enough. I've been there for sports-related injuries twice, most recently just last Friday, and each time was seen, diagnosed and given appropriate treatment in less than 30 minutes (!). It really is a fantastic facility.
Though it depends on the type of injury you have - they cant treat neck or back pain and GP's are more appropriate for longstanding medical conditions. I would have thought that an infected finger would be completely appropriate for the unit making it a better option than A+E.
The following leaflet lists the types of injuries they can treat: