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-ray facilities are available for minor injuries, but there is no facility to manage requests from GPs.
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)
An Urgent Care Centre is available at the QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City. No appointment is necessary and is open 24 hours every day, including weekends and bank holidays.
For the time being, the urgent care centre will not be able to see children between the hours of midnight and 8am.
Instead, parents can call NHS 111 which will direct you to the right service.
Adults who have a minor illness overnight should also call NHS 111 to receive advice or be directed to the most appropriate local service.
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