Minor Injuries Units (MIU) and Urgent Care Centres (UCC)
Minor Injuries (MIU)
Minor injuries units can treat injuries like sprains, cuts, grazes, bites, stings, burns and scalds.
Cheshunt Community Hospital
King Arthur Court
Open: 8am to 8pm, every day - last registration 7:30pm
X-rays are unavailable at Cheshiunt Community Hospital until further notice.
Can see adults and children aged one and over.
Herts and Essex Hospital
Open Monday to Friday 9am – last registration 4.30pm
Closed weekends and bank holidays
Phone: 01279 655191 ext 4298
Can see adults and children aged two and over.
St Albans City Hospital
Open 9am – 8pm, every day
X-rays 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
Can only treat children aged over 2 years
Urgent Care Centre (UCC)
A new Urgent Care Centre is now available at the QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City. Adults and children of all ages with minor injuries or minor illnesses can go to the Urgent Care Centre. No appointment is necessary and is open 24 hours every day, including weekends and bank holidays.
The Urgent Care Centre will treat:
- Muscle and joint injuries, such as strains, sprains, sudden back or neck pain, tendonitis and soft tissue injuries
- Suspected fractures and broken bones
- Bites, stings, cuts, bruises and grazes
- Burns and scalds
- Foreign bodies that are stuck in ears or noses
- Minor eye injuries
- Minor head injuries
Minor illnesses which would normally be treated by a GP, but which can’t wait until your GP practice is next open.
Welwyn Garden City
Open 24 hours a day, every day
X-ray is open 9am -10pm
There is also an Urgent Care Centre at Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead Hospital
Open 8am - 10pm, every day