Minor Injuries Unit (Cromer)
Cromer Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is open seven days a week, from 08.00 to 20.00.
Reception Tel: 01603 646200
The hospital is situated in Mill Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 0BQ
Cromer’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is run by emergency nurse practitioners, who are 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 the NNUH which allows images to be visualised by senior doctors. The staff have clear referral pathways link in to most specialities.
If patients need further in depth investigation, operative fixation of fractures, exploratory surgery, senior review or admission they maybe transferred to NNUH.
There are no Doctors within the unit and therefore requests for prescriptions or patients presenting with illness type presentation are directed to their GP or out of hour’s primary care service.
Patients may refer themselves and have no need to be sent by their GP or NHS direct although local GP’s, the ambulance service and NHS direct may send patients here if patients have contacted them first.
If there is doubt over whether a patient’s needs can be met by the unit we encourage patients and health professional to phone us and we can discuss and will always help if we can.
If a patient is directed elsewhere it would be because of the best interests of the patient and the need for a more in depth clinical review. Information about the unit is also available on the Heron website.
Many local surgeries also carry copies of our guidelines and opening hours. The department sees more than 11,000 patients a year with a heavier workload in the summer months as the local population is added to by tourists.
What Cromer’s MIU can deal with
- Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
- Simple wounds
- Simple eye conditions, foreign body, corneal abrasions
- Minor burns
- Soft tissue injury
- Bites and stings, with no associated complications, or acute reaction
- Simple fractures
- Fingers that may be broken or dislocated
What Cromer’s MIU cannot deal with
- Children under the age of two – may be suitable for treatment at the ENP’s discretion
- Pregnancy problems
- Complicated or serious injury
- Head injury where there has been loss of consciousness
- Alcohol-related head injuries or illnesses
- Medical conditions in their acute form, asthma, diabetes, allergic reaction
- *Major illness i.e. Stroke, Heart attack
*These patients should attend the Accident and Emergency department at NNUH. In an emergency, call 999 for an ambulance.