Minor Injuries Unit

A Minor Injuries Unit can treat injuries that are not critical or life-threatening. You may wish to consider attending a Minor Injuries Unit if it is suitable for the type of injury that you have.

What can be treated at a Minor Injuries Unit

Types of injuries treated can include:

  • Injuries to upper and lower limbs
  • Broken bones, sprains, bruises and wounds
  • Bites – human, animal and insect
  • Burns and scalds
  • Abscesses and wound infections
  • Minor head injuries
  • Broken noses and nosebleeds
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes and nose

The Trust operates two Minor Injury Units. One Enhanced Minor Injury service will operate in the Ulster Hospital FORMER Emergency Department from Wednesday 6 September at 8am. A second service operates from the Downe Hospital. Minor Injuries can also attend the Urgent Care Centre at the Downe Hospital from Monday – Friday, 8am-6pm.

HospitalOpening HoursContact Numer
Ulster Hospital
Former Emergency Department
7 days a week
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.
Downe Hospital
2 Struell Wells Road
BT30 6RL
Saturday - Sunday, 9am – 5pm,
by an appointment only basis.
The telephone number for Downe
Hospital Minor Injuries
Service is (028) 4483 8091.
Those contacting the service will be
given an appointment as appropriate.
OPEN on Christmas Day.
(028) 4483 8091


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