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Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit

Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit operates 365 days a year including bank holidays. The facility is open from Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last patient registration is at 7:30 p.m. X-ray opening hours for the minor injuries unit only is from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Using Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit

You do not have to be registered to receive treatment at the Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit (MIU). MIU offers a walk-in service designed to treat people who have minor injuries. MIU meets the Disability Act and have wheelchair access throughout but the treatment of any children under the age of 1 year is not possible.


Bringing Someone With You to Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit

You are welcome to bring someone with you but please consider that the waiting area has limited capacity.


The Team of Professionals at Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit

The team at Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit is managed by a Matron / Clinical Service Manager and consists of receptionists, emergency nurse practitioners and emergency medical technicians who will endeavour to provide you with a high quality service. There are no doctors at the unit.

The receptionists at Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit are not medically trained and can only book you in with an emergency nurse practitioners to assess you. You will be redirected to the most appropriate service if your presenting condition does not fit into the minor injuries list:

  1. Suspected fractured bones
  2. Bites and stings
  3. Cut and grazes
  4. Minor eye injuries
  5. Minor head injuries
  6. Removal of foreign bodies from the ears or nose
  7. Removal of splinters
  8. Minor injuries caused by an assault
  9. Road traffic collisions (less than 30 miles per hour)
  10. Emergency contraceptive pill


The Cheshunt Minor Injuries Unit CANNOT treat the following conditions:

  1. Allergic reactions
  2. Breathing difficulties
  3. Cuts and colds
  4. Earaches and infections
  5. Mental health problems
  6. Pregnancy related problems
  7. Series injuries
  8. Severe chest pain
  9. Sore throat
  10. Stomach pain
  11. Vomiting and diarrhoea
  12. Redressings / removal of stitches
  13. Any child under 1 year


The Minor Injuries Unit can only treat minor injuries and does not treat minor illnesses or ongoing problems.

The emergency nurse practitioners are very experienced qualified nurses who have undergone extensive training to be able to diagnose and treat patients with minor injuries and health problems. They can request and interpret X-rays, diagnose broken bones, prescribe some medications for pain, minor infections and refer urgent conditions to other specialists, if required.

The emergency medical technicians assist the emergency nurse practitioners in delivering care such as applying plaster casts and providing acute wound care. The Minor Injuries Unit in Cheshunt do not offer a redressing or removal of stitches service. You must book to see your practice nurse.

X-ray Facilities at the Minor Injuries Unit in Cheshunt

An x-ray will be given only after being assessed by the emergency nurse practitioner and if deemed necessary. X-rays cannot be requested because your GP sent you. your x-ray results are discussed with you at the time of your visit. all fractures are referred to a fracture clinic. if we are unable to exclude a fracture at the time, we may refer you to the nearest fracture clinic for an orthopaedic opinion.


Out of Hours Care

If you need urgent minor injury care when the unit is closed you should telephone the NHS helpline number 111. NHS 111 operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year and will advise you on the most appropriate service for your problem.

Specialist In-Hospital Care

If a member of the team beliefs your condition requires urgent hospital treatment or specialist care they will refer you to the specific team. Please note, some specialities are only offered at some hospitals that may be out of the local area. All the team referrals need to be done by your GP service.


Accident and Emergency

A&E is for life-threatening emergencies. If you or someone complains of chest pain difficulty in breathing CVs stomach pains heavy blood loss or has had a major accident, please go to the nearest A&E department or call 999. A&E departments are open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you attend with a non emergency you may not be seen.


Other Local NHS Services

Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice and you do not need an appointment for this. Please call or visit your local pharmacy for more information.


How to Find The Minor Injuries Unit in Cheshunt

  • If you are using the satellite navigation please use the postcode EN8 8LB.
  • If you are coming by bus the bus services 245, 251 and 310. The nearest bus stops are within 5 minutes walk from the unit.
  • Those travelling by train should know that the nearest train stations are Cheshunt Station and a little bit further away the Theobalds Grove Station.

Even more equally informative and practical blog posts about Cheshunt can be found on the homepage of Plumber Cheshunt website (look for the blog link).

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