Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at St Albans City Hospital, St Albans

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If you have seriously hurt yourself but your injury is not life-threatening, you can go to the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at St Albans City Hospital to be seen without an appointment. The walk-in service is open every day (except Christmas day) from 9am to 8pm. For serious, life-threatening or dangerous conditions, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department, either the Lister Hospital in Stevenage or Watford General Hospital, or call 999.

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at St Albans Hospital is a walk-in service and does not require patients to book.

The nurses at St Albans MIU in can see anyone over the age of 2, although they cannot x-ray children under 4 years of age.

Minor injuries treated include:

  • Suspected fractures/broken bones
  • Bites and stings
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Minor burns/scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Foreign bodies stuck in ears or nose
  • Removal of splinters
  • Sprains and strains

For serious or life-threatening illness or injury in an adult or child, ring 999 immediately. If you don’t know where to go for urgent medical help, call NHS 111 free from any phone, day or night.

Opening hours for the Minor Injuries Unit at St Albans City Hospital

Open: 9am–8pm, every day except Christmas day.
X-rays available: 9am–4.45pm, Monday to Friday.


Venue: Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), St Albans Hospital, Waverley Road, St Albans AL3 5PN

Age Range: 2+

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
See above for opening hours.

Booking Info: Drop-in / no booking needed

Organisation: St Albans City Hospital, tel: 01727 897182, email: info@whht.nhs.uk, website: click here...

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