St Bartholomew's Hospital

020 3416 5000 West Smithfield , London, EC1A 7BE

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Minor injuries unit

This Department is managed by Barts Health NHS Trust

St Bartholomews Hospital, West Smithfiled, EC1A 7BE

The Minor Injuries Unit at St Bartholomew's Hospital is staffed by nurse practitioners who can treat injuries such as

  • Cuts and grazes
  • Broken bones
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Bites and stings
  • Strains and sprains
  • Minor head injuries
  • Foreign Body in Eyes

If an injury requires a specialist opinion, patients may be transferred to the A&E Department at The Royal London Hospital. The Minor Injuries Unit is a walk-in service - no appointment needed - and patients are seen in order of urgency.

There are NO DOCTORS based in the unit.

NOT treated at the Minor Injuries Unit:

  • Chest Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Coughs and colds
  • Diarrhoea and Vomiting
  • Ear ache
  • Headaches
  • Rashes/skin conditions
Please see your GP or attend a Walk in Centre for any of the above problems.


Opening times

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Last verified on 24/01/2019

Things you should know

It is advisable to phone before your visit: 020 3465 6843. Please note that the last booking in for patients is 3.30pm. The unit will CLOSE EARLIER if there is an increase in workload to allow the department to close at 4pm.


The unit is staffed by Emergency Nurse Practitioners and Accident and Emergency Nurses. No Doctors are based in the Minor Injuries Unit.


Key facts about the Minor injuries unit department at St Bartholomew's Hospital

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Latest reviews of this service


Xmas opening hours (ie. not open at all!) not listed on this website, nor on the front gate. Very poor. This meant that we drove in to t...

28 December 2018

Minor Injuries

Was greeted well and asked sensible questions. Seen within an hour by the triage nurse and referred to the nurse practitioner who was tho...

28 November 2018


The receptionist was curt on my arrival. She told me that "It's not even 8 o'clock yet", when I asked her whether the departme...

5 November 2018

Excellent NHS

The staff are wonderful - friendly, well informed, utterly professional, very dedicated. They took my problem seriously and treatment was...

29 July 2018

Fell off my skates

I went to Barts after a fall from my rollerblades (really??) left me with a painful blow to the ribs that was keeping me awake. I was ...

24 July 2018

Last updated on 24 January 2019.

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