Berwick Infirmary

Ward Name / Number

Minor injuries unit

Direct dial telephone number

0344 811 8111

Location of ward

Minor injuries unit entrance (Well Close Square entrance).

Ward visiting times

The unit is open 24 hours a day.

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.