Alert (Warning)

Due to staffing issues, the minor injuries unit will not be open today (Thursday, 11 April).

It will reopen again tomorrow (Friday, 12 April) from 9am to 5pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please use NHS 111 to signpost you to the right place for your care needs.

Location

Alnwick Infirmary

Ward Name / Number

Minor injuries unit

Direct dial telephone number

0344 811 8111

Location of ward

Main entrance on the ground floor to the left of main reception.

Ward visiting times

The unit is open 7.45am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. 

The X-ray department opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm, and weekends, 9am - 2pm.

Ward Manager’s name

Amy West

What patients may need to know about the daily routine on the ward

The nurse-led unit is staffed by highly experienced emergency nurse practitioners.
Are children welcome? Yes, but the unit is unable to see those under 1.
What conditions does the unit treat?

The unit treats conditions such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Cuts, grazes or suspected wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries – where there has been no loss of consciousness or vomiting, if you are not taking any blood thinning medications, and there are no residual symptoms i.e. headache, nausea, visual disturbance, dizziness or any other symptoms of concussion.
  • Minor eye problems
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Nose injuries and suspected broken nose
  • Removal of rings, earrings, and studs
  • Removal of foreign bodies from eyes, nose or ears
More information

For medical advice, or if you are unsure whether the Minor Injuries Unit is the right place for you to get treatment, you can:

Staff at the minor injuries unit cannot give you advice over the telephone.