Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit will treat adults and children aged 5 and over for a range of minor injures.

An injury is damage caused to the body by something physical (for example following a fall).  The Minor Injureis Unit will:

  • Arrange X-rays for suspected broken bones. Eg.Shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand (including fingers), knee, lower leg, ankle, foot & toes
  • Treat and aaply plaster to broken bones
  • Treat back, shoulder and rib injuries
  • Treat minor head and neck injuries
  • Treat cuts/grazes as well as close (stitch) and dress wounds
  • Treat sprains of ankles, knees, wrists and elbows
  • Treat infected wounds
  • Treat eye and ear injuries
  • Treat minor burns and scalds
  • Acces a minor injury and refer to a specialist if required

Who should not attend the MIU?

  • Patients with serious injuries will be taken to the local A&E department

Minor Injuries Units will not deal with illnesses.  An illness can be described as when you feel unwell or in poor health, for example, if you have a high temperature.

Children under 1 year old should be taken to the Emergency Department (A&E), Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Govan, Glasgow, G51 4TF


NHS ScotlandThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website