Orsett Minor Injuries Unit

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
With the current Coronavirus Pandemic, it’s important to keep 2 metres away from each other. If you are attending the Minor Injuries Unit, please try to come unaccompanied to reduce the number of people waiting in the department.

Orsett Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) treat minor injuries that do not need a visit to A&E. Please note that the MIU no longer has a GP available to see patients. Read more about this below.

The unit is managed by nurses and is available to everyone. Patients do not need an appointment. see below on how to contact the unit:

Orsett MIU

Orsett Hospital
Rowley Road
Orsett, Grays
RM16 3EU

0300 300 1527

Opening times

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)

Treatments

Some of the minor injuries that can be treated include:

  • Uncomplicated fractures
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Firework injuries
  • Minor head injuries
  • Closure of lacerations by suturing, stapling and gluing
  • Foregin bodies i.e. in ears, nose or piercing skin
  • Eye injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Emergency contraception (for teenagers and special circumstances)

X-ray

miu xray 01

Orsett X-ray department is currently operating at a limited capacity, patients who are requested by their GP to have an X-ray are asked to use other sites: Basildon Hospital, Brentwood Community Hospital or St Andrews Centre in Billericay. Patients visiting the X-ray department at Orsett may experience longer waiting times than the alternative sites. You can contact Basildon Hospital's x-ray department on 01268 524900 ext 3364.

X-rays are available at Orsett MIU on Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm. Anyone who needs an x-ray outside these times will be referred to Basildon Hospital. 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 phone before visiting 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.

Accessing primary care services from June 2020

orsett MIU GP service poster June 2020

The GP in Minor Injuries Unit pilot has now come to an end. You will no longer be able to access a GP in the Minor Injuries Unit at Orsett. This was originally a pilot that had been extended while we ensured more provision for primary care was made available in Thurrock.

The numbers of people using the service has been decreasing and there are lots more appointments available across our GP practices, with enhanced primary care services now in place, including paramedic practitioners, clinical pharmacists, advanced nurse practitioners, physiotherapists and mental health support. Find out more about on our webpage about the expanded GP practice team.

There’s also the Thurrock Health Hubs, which offer evening and weekend appointments 7 days a week providing extended access to primary care services. Find out more about the hubs on our Thurrock Health Hubs webpage

The Health Hubs also support on the day appointments, which can be booked through your GP practice. In addition, the health hubs offer appointments for things like immunisations, vaccinations, diabetes and long-term condition support and much more.