Orsett Minor Injuries Unit

Orsett Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) treat minor injuries that do not need a visit to A&E.

There is currently a GP available 7 days a week at the MIU; see below for more details.

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 throat or piercing skin
  • Eye injuries and infections 
  • Sprains and strains
  • Emergency contraception and advice

X-ray at Orsett MIU is open Monday to Friday until 4pm. The staff at MIU will only order X-ray for patients for shoulder to the fingers and the knee to toes only. Staff do not X-ray children under seven years of age due to the complexity of interpreting their results.

The unit is managed by nurses and are 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 6.30pm. (Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

GP in MIU Extended until March 2019

Orsett GP extension April 2019

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.

A decision was made in October 2018 to extend the service until the end of March 2019. The service times are as follows:

Mon to Fri: 11am to 6pm
Sat and Sun: 12pm to 3pm

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