Gainsborough Minor Injury Unit
John Coupland Hospital
01427 816 502
Seven days a week: 08:00 to 20:00
If you have had an injury in the Gainsborough area and it is not an emergency, then why not use our Minor Injury Unit. You will be seen and treated sooner and it leaves A&E for more serious cases.
The Minor Injury Unit offers fast and modern healthcare to people at a time which suits them. The unit will treat people with minor injuries and illness such as:
- broken bones
The minor injuries unit is a nurse led unit and there is no doctor available on site.
You can self-refer to the minor injuries unit. Referrals are also accepted from the ambulance service and GP Out of Hours Service. No appointment is necessary.
Please note that the minor injuries unit will not treat patients with more serious medical conditions or major injuries. Patients should go to their local Accident & Emergency department or dial 999.
Minor injury units are for less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes, broken bones, bites and stings. They are a modern and fast way to deliver high quality care to patients with minor injury and illness.
You don't need an appointment to visit a minor injury unit.
It is important to note that minor injury units will not treat the following conditions:
- Unconscious patients
- Serious medical conditions
- Major injuries
- Alcohol related problems
- Mental health problems
For any of the above cases you should dial 999.