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Orsett Minor Injuries Unit

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

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

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)


Orsett MIU GP service January 2018

There is a GP available from 12pm - 6pm at the Minor Injuries Unit until 31 March 2018 for urgent health problems. Two appointments an hour can be booked through your GP, or patient walk in and wait. Appointments are for urgent care and not for routine care. Call before hand to check appointment availability.


X-ray at Orsett is open 9am to 5pm with the last referral at 4.30pm Monday to Friday from MIU. X-X-rays are available for other clinics too.

The staff at MIU will only order X-ray for children over 7 years old for shoulder and below (arm, wrist, hand) and legs from the knee and below. 

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