|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. There is currently a GP available 7 days a week at the MIU; see below for more details. see below on how to contact the unit:
0300 300 1527
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)
Some of the minor injuries that can be treated include:
at Orsett MIU is open Monday to Friday until 5pm. 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 attend as early as possible 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.
The GP in Minor Injuries Unit pilot has now come to an end. You will no longer be able to access a GP in the Minor Injuries Unit at Orsett. This was originally a pilot that had been extended while we ensured more provision for primary care was made available in Thurrock.
The numbers of people using the service has been decreasing and there are lots more appointments available across our GP practices, with enhanced primary care services now in place, including paramedic practitioners, clinical pharmacists, advanced nurse practitioners, physiotherapists and mental health support. Find out more about on our webpage about the expanded GP practice team.
There’s also the Thurrock Health Hubs, which offer evening and weekend appointments 7 days a week providing extended access to primary care services. Find out more about the hubs on our Thurrock Health Hubs webpage.
The Health Hubs also support on the day appointments, which can be booked through your GP practice. In addition, the health hubs offer appointments for things like immunisations, vaccinations, diabetes and long-term condition support and much more.