Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit

Cheshunt Community Hospital, King Arthur Court, Cheshunt, EN8 8XN

What can we treat?

Our services

Please be aware that we do not treat children under one year of age.

Our experienced nurse practitioners will diagnose and treat:

  • Bites and stings
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Limb injuries
  • Minor burns/scalds
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Minor head injuries
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the ears or nose
  • Removal of splinters
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sudden neck pain
  • Suspected fractures/broken bones

The MIU can only treat minor injuries. We cannot treat:

  • Allergic reactions – visit your GP or go directly to A&E
  • Asthma – visit your GP
  • Breathing difficulties – go directly to A&E
  • Earache/infections – visit your GP
  • Mental health problems – visit your GP
  • Pregnancy related problems – contact your midwife
  • Serious injuries – go directly to A&E or dial 999
  • Severe chest pain – dial 999
  • Sore throat – visit your local pharmacy
  • Stomach pain – visit your GP
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea – visit your local pharmacy

If you arrive at the MIU with any of these conditions, you will be re-directed to a more appropriate NHS service.

If you are unsure whether we can treat your condition then dial 111 and the NHS 111 team will advise you.