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Orsett Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) treat minor injuries that do not need a visit to A&E.
The unit is managed by nurses and is available to everyone. Patients do not need an appointment. There is currently a GP available 7 days a week at the MIU; see below for more details. see below on how to contact the unit:
0300 300 1527
Open 10am to 7.30pm, seven days a week - except for the last Thursday of every month when it closes at 6.00pm. (Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Some of the minor injuries that can be treated include:
at Orsett MIU is open Monday to Friday until 5pm. The staff at MIU will only order X-ray for patients for shoulder to the fingers and the knee to toes only (Orsett MIU does not x-ray backs, necks, and heads/faces).
Patients are advised to attend as early as possible as x-rays cannot be guaranteed due to waiting times.
Staff do not X-ray children under seven years of age due to the complexity of interpreting their results.
GP service in MIU
There is a GP available at the Minor Injuries Unit for urgent health problems for Thurrock patients only. Appointments can be booked by calling the MIU number. Appointments are for urgent care and not for routine care. Call beforehand to check appointment availability.
The GP in Orsett Service will continue until further notice. The service times are as follows:
Mon to Fri: 11am to 6pm
Sat and Sun: 2 hour clinics, the times vary; call the MIU for the times that day.