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minor injury unit

For faster treatment of non-life threatening accidents or injuries

No appointment needed - you will often be seen quicker than at A&E, where people with critical conditions are treated first.




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Kent & Canterbury Minor Injuries
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These figures indicate the current approximate number of patients in our Emergency Department or Minor Injuries Units.

In Emergency Departments (A&E), we provide care to the most critical cases first; so if your condition is not serious you may have to wait for a prolonged period.

  • Save A&E for real emergencies
  • Use your local MIU for non life-threatening conditions
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When should you go to a minor injuries unit?

Minor injury units can treat:

  • Sprains and strains

  • Wounds

  • Wound infections

  • Minor burns and scalds

  • Minor head injuries

  • Insect and animal bites

  • Minor eye injuries

  • Injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

Minor injury units can't treat:

  • Children under one year old
  • Children with major illness
  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Major injuries
  • Problems usually dealt with by a GP
  • Stomach pains
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Overdoses
  • Alchohol related problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission

For suspected fractures or broken bones - check for X-ray services

For children with minor injuries - check services for age limits

Click here for information on treatment for children

Download our guide to your local minor injury unit


Click on the tabs below to find your local minor injury unit or service

Ashford: Kingsnorth - GP practice with minor injury service

Kingsnorth Medical Practice, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford  

Please call 01233 610140 before attending

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 6.30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays

Christmas:
Christmas Day closed
Boxing Day closed
New Years Day closed

NO X-RAY SERVICE

What can be treated

  • Minor injuries less than 48hrs old:
  • Children (any age) with a minor injury
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Canterbury - 24hr Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury   CT1 3NG
Tel: 01227 864244

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:

Daily: 24hrs
Including bank holidays

Christmas:
Open as normal

X-RAY
24hrs / 7 days a week

What can be treated

  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • Suspected broken bones or fractures
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Charing - GP practice with minor injury service

The Charing Practice, Surgery Close, Charing, Ashford   TN27 0AW

Please call 01233 714490 before attending

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 6.30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays

(Please note that patients registered at The Charing Practice can attend at Tenderden on Saturdays from 9am - 12pm or Hamstreet on Sundays from 9am - 12pm)


Christmas:
Christmas Day closed
Boxing Day closed
New Years Day closed

NO X-RAY SERVICE

What can be treated

  • Minor injuries less than 48hrs old:
  • Children (any age) with a minor injury
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Deal - Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Deal Victoria Hospital Minor Injury Unit, Victoria Hospital, London Road, Deal   CT14 9UA

Tel: 01304  865313

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:

Daily: 8am - 8pm
Including bank holidays

Christmas:

Open as normal

X-RAY
Mon - Fri 9am - 4.45pm (closed from 1pm - 1.30pm)

What can be treated

  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • Suspected broken bones or fractures (during X-ray opening hours)
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Dover - Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Buckland Hospital Minor Injuries Unit, Coombe Valley Road, Dover   CT17 0HD

Tel: 01304 222621

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am - 8pm
Including bank holidays

Christmas:
Open as normal

X-RAY
Mon - Fri 9am - 4.45pm (closed from 1pm - 1.30pm)
Sat - Sun 9am - 4.45pm (closed from 1pm - 1.30pm)


What can be treated

  • Suspected broken bones or fractures (during X-ray opening hours)
  • Sprains
  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Hamstreet - GP practice with minor injury service

Hamstreet Surgery, Ruckinge Road, Hamstreet, Ashford   TN26 2NJ

Please call 01233 730190 before attending

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 6.30pm
Sunday: 9am - 12pm*

*Sunday opening for patients registered at Charing, Hamstreet, Tenterden (Ivy Court) and Woodchurch

Christmas:
Christmas Day closed
Boxing Day closed
New Years Day closed


NO X-RAY SERVICE

What can be treated

  • Minor injuries less than 48hrs old:
  • Children (any age) with a minor injury
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Herne Bay - Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent   CT6 6EB

Tel: 01227 594756

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:

Daily: 8am - 8pm
Including bank holidays

Christmas:
Open as normal

X-RAY
Mon - Thur 8.30am - 4pm (closed 1pm - 2pm)

What can be treated

  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • Suspected broken bones or fractures (during X-ray opening hours)
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Faversham - Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Faversham Medical Practice, Bank Street, Faversham    ME13 8QR

Tel: 01795 562011

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:

Daily: 8am - 8pm

Christmas:
Open as normal

X-RAY
Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm (closed from 1pm - 1.30pm)

What can be treated

  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • Suspected broken bones or fractures (during X-ray opening hours)
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Folkestone - Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Royal Victoria Hospital, Rador Park Avenue, Folkestone   CT19 5BN

Tel: 01303 852727

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:

Daily: 8am - 8pm
Including bank holidays

Christmas:
Open as normal

X-RAY
Mon - Fri 9am - 4.45pm (closed from 1pm - 1.30pm)

What can be treated

  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Sheerness - Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Sheppey Community Hospital, Plover Road, Minster on Sea, Sheerness   ME12 3LT

Tel:01795 879104

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:

Daily: 9am - 9pm

Christmas:
Christmas Day closed

X-RAY
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (closed from 1pm - 1.30pm)

What can be treated

  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • Suspected broken bones or fractures (during X-ray opening hours)
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Sittingbourne - Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, Bell Road, Sittingbourne   ME10 4DT

Tel:01795 418300

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 9pm

Christmas:
Open as normal

X-RAY
Mon - Fri: 9am - 9pm (closed from 1pm - 2pm)
Sat & Sun: 10am - 8pm (closed from 1pm - 2pm)

What can be treated

  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • Suspected broken bones or fractures (during X-ray opening hours)
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Tenterden - GP practice with minor injury service

Ivy Court Surgery, Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden   TN30 6RB

Please call 01580 763666 before attending

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 12pm*

*Saturday opening for patients registered at Charing, Hamstreet, Tenterden (Ivy Court) and Woodchurch.

Christmas:
Christmas Day closed
Boxing Day closed
New Years Day closed

NO X-RAY SERVICE

What can be treated

  • Minor injuries less than 48hrs old:
  • Children (any age) with a minor injury
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Whitstable - Walk-in Minor Injury Unit

Estuary View Medical Centre, Boorman Way, Whitstable   CT5 3SE (Sat nav: CT5 3RL)

Tel:01227 284309

No need to call ahead  - just walk in

Opening Hours:

Daily: 8am - 8pm

Christmas:
Open as normal

X-RAY
Daily 8am - 8pm

What can be treated

  • Children over one year with a minor injury
  • Suspected broken bones or fractures (during X-ray opening hours)
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Woodchurch - GP practice with minor injury service

Woodchurch Surgery, Front Road, Woodchurch, Ashford   TN26 3SF

Please call 01233 860236 before attending

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 6.30pm

(Please note that patients regisitered at Woodchurch Surgery can attend at Tenderden on Saturdays from 9am - 12pm or Hamstreet on Sundays from 9am - 12pm)

NO X-RAY SERVICE

What can be treated

  • Minor injuries less than 48hrs old:
  • Children (any age) with a minor injury
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Wye - GP practice with minor injury service

Wye Surgery, Oxentun Road, Wye  TN25 5AY

Please call 01233 884585 before attending

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 8am - 6.30pm

Christmas:
Christmas Day closed
Boxing Day closed
New Years Day closed

NO X-RAY SERVICE

What can be treated

  • Minor injuries less than 48hrs old:
  • Children (any age) with a minor injury
  • Sprains or strains to hands, limbs or feet
  • Minor cuts and wounds
  • Minor head, back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Minor dislocations of fingers and toes
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and no penetrating injury
  • Minor eye injuries and foreign bodies that do not penetrate the eye
  • Removal of foreign bodies (non-emergency – e.g. from ears, nose)
  • Minor burns or scalds
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Wound infections

Treatment for Children

Children of any age with minor injuries can be seen at any of the GP practices with minor injuries services. Click on the relevant tab above for further details.

  • Ashford - Kingsnorth
  • Charing
  • Hamstreet
  • Tenterden
  • Woodchurch
  • Wye

Children over the age of one with minor injuries can be seen at any of the Walk-in Minor Injury Units. Click on the relevant tab above for further details.

  • Canterbury - 24hrs
  • Deal
  • Dover
  • Herne Bay
  • Faversham
  • Folkestone
  • Sheerness
  • Sittingbourne
  • Whitstable

Children under one year old or with urgent conditions should be taken the A&E department at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, or Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.

Advice and Self Help

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