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

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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 6684.

X-rays are available at Orsett MIU on Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm for those aged seven or older. 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.

Thurrock Health Hubs

Thurrock Health Hubs offer evening and weekend appointments 7 days a week providing extended access to GP and practice nurse services. Find out more about the hubs on our Thurrock Health Hubs webpage. The health hubs offer appointments for things like immunisations, vaccinations, diabetes and long-term condition support and much more.