Cromer Minor Injuries Unit
Cromer Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is open seven days a week, from 8am to 7.45pm (the doors may close earlier – depending on workload – at the discretion of the nurses. If in doubt please ring.)
Cromer’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is run by emergency nurse practitioners, experienced nurses who can independently see and treat all forms of minor injury.
It is supported by the x-ray department and computer links to NNUH, which allows images to be seen by senior doctors.
If you need further in-depth investigation, surgery to fix fractures, exploratory surgery, senior review or admission, you may be transferred to the main hospital site.
There are no doctors in the unit, so requests for prescriptions or patients presenting with conditions other than minor injuries are directed to their GP or a primary care service.
Patients can refer themselves to the MIU and don’t need to be sent by their GP, although local GPs, the ambulance service and NHS 111 may send patients here for treatment.
If there’s doubt over whether a patient’s needs can be met by the unit, we encourage them to phone us so we can discuss and will always help if we can.
If a patient is directed elsewhere, it’s because of their best interests and the need for a more in-depth clinical review.
Many local surgeries have copies of our guidelines and opening hours. We see more than 14,000 patients a year, including many tourists in the summer.
What we can deal with
- Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness, no vomiting post injury and no blood thinning medications.)
- Simple wounds
- Simple eye conditions, foreign body, corneal abrasions
- Minor burns
- Soft tissue injury, sprains and strains
- Bites and stings, with no associated complications
- Simple fractures and dislocations
What we cannot deal with
- Children under the age of one
- Pregnancy problems
- Complicated or serious injury
- Head injury where there has been loss of consciousness/vomiting post injury or the patient is on Anticoagulants (blood thinning medications)
- Alcohol-related head injuries or illnesses
- Medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes
- Major illness i.e. Stroke, cardiac chest pain*
*These patients should attend ED at NNUH or call 999.
How to find us
Mill Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 0BQ
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