Minor Injury Unit Ulster Hospital

The Trust is delighted that a new Consultant led Minor Injury Unit will also open on the 6th September at 8am.

It will operate 7 days a week 8am to 6pm on the site of the former Emergency Department, at the Ulster Hospital.

Patients requiring medical treatment at the Ulster Hospital for a minor injury can walk in or phone first by calling: 028 9151 0110

The Phone First service will operate 8am-6pm Monday to Friday.

The Consultant led Minor Injury Unit at the Ulster Hospital continues to open 8am-6pm 7 days per week, excluding Bank Holidays.

Patients who phone first will be triaged over the phone and advised on the appropriate next steps. They may be given an appointment at the Ulster Hospital Minor Injury Unit.

This will help ensure that patients receive the right treatment in the right place, first time.

The Minor Injury Unit will also be staffed by specialist nurses, medical staff and other health care professionals who are able to assess and treat patients of all ages with minor injuries that are not critical or life-threatening. These include:

  •  injuries to upper and lower limbs
  • broken bones, sprains, bruises and wounds
  • bites – human, animal and insect
  • burns and scalds
  • wound infections
  • minor head injuries
  • broken noses
  • foreign bodies in eyes, ears, nose and skin
  • arm or leg pain
  • simple rashes
  • red eyes or minor eye injuries

Following triage, if required, some patients may be moved to the Emergency Department.