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.

This service is available to patients age 2 and above. Please disregard the below text in yellow.

Today, this service is for:

  • Anyone aged 1 or over

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

Public holidays and other dates

Aug 26Closed
Dec 25Closed
Dec 26Closed
Jan 01Closed
Apr 05Closed
Apr 10Closed
Apr 13Closed
May 25Closed
Aug 31Closed
Dec 25Closed
Dec 28Closed

Last verified on 25/06/2019

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.
Please note the Minor Injuries Unit will be CLOSED between Christmas and New Year. and all staff will be redeployed to A+E Royal London Hospital.


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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67%Patients recommend this service. 485 responses

Latest reviews of this service


I came in with a broken finger and no appointment. I was really surprised by the efficiency as I was seen twice and had X-ray taken all i...

24 April 2019


Had to visit the Minor Injuries walk in centre this morning and was very impressed with how smoothly the visit went. The Receptionist was...

25 February 2019

Very efficient but not joined up with other providors

I sprained my ankle at the weekend and visited the MIU on Tuesday morning. I was seen really quickly by a nurse who seemed very competent...

24 January 2019


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

Last updated on 25 June 2019.

Information supplied by Barts Health NHS Trust