Cheshunt Minor Injuires Unit
From 1 October 2011, a new Minor Injuries Unit will replace the urgent care centre at Cheshunt Community Hospital. It will open from 8am to 8pm, every day of the week.
Minor injuries units (MIUs) are common across the country and are staffed by specially trained and highly experienced emergency nurses and technicians who can treat a wide range of injuries that would otherwise have to be seen in hospital A&E departments. You don’t need an appointment to use the MIU.
An experienced nurse will diagnose and treat adults and children over the age of one, for:
There are no doctors at the minor injuries unit. If you need to see a GP, you should make an appointment at your usual surgery. If you need to see a doctor urgently in the evenings, at weekends or on a public holiday and it cannot wait until your usual surgery is open, you should telephone the out of hours service on 03000 333 333.
For many minor illnesses, you can also get expert health advice from a High Street pharmacy. Many are open late and at weekends too. To find your nearest, text ‘pharmacy’ to 64746 or visit www.nhs.uk/find