Minor Injuries and Illness Units - Angus

Minor Injuries Reception Area
Minor Injury Service in Angus is provided across four sites, delivering health locally to communities in Angus.

Arbroath Infirmary, Rosemount Road, Arbroath DD11 2AT
Brechin Health Centre - Minor Injuries Unit: 01356 666076
Links Health Centre, Frank Wood Way, Montrose DD10 8TY
Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Station Road, Forfar DD8 3DY
The Minor Injuries Units (MIU) across Angus are nurse led - staffed by specialist nurses who have undergone additional training in both Minor Injuries and Minor Illness management.  During the week, Monday - Friday 08:00-17:59, persons with a Minor Illness should contact their own GP surgery for an appointment with either their GP or Practice Nurse.  Patients with new or relatively recent minor injuries should attend their nearest MIU, however any long standing injuries will require to be seen by patient's own GP and may require specialist referral for further assessment.

During the Out of Hours (OOH) periods patients requiring to see their GP should telephone NHS 24 on 111 - following assessment, they may be referred to the Tayside Out of Hours Service and they will be given an appointment time to attend their nearest MIU or Primary Care Emergency Centre (PCEC).  All patients arriving at the MIU will initially be assessed by a Nurse Practitioner and, if appropriate, will be treated and discharged by the nurse, referred on to a specialist service or referred on to an OOH GP.  During OOHs, the GPs are either based in the PCEC, which is at Arbroath MIU, or will be on call across Angus doing home visits.

Arbroath MIU has x-ray facilities Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Forfar MIU has x-ray facilities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 09:00 - 12:00
Montrose MIU only has x-ray facilities on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 14:00 - 16:30.

It is worth noting however that not all injuries require immediate x-ray and therefore, if safe to wait, patients may be asked to re-attend for x-ray when available.  Alternatively, patients could be referred to another MIU for x-ray.  During the OOH's period, if it is unsafe to wait until x-ray is available locally, then patients will be referred to A&E at Ninewells. 

MIU has an Orthopaedic Support (OS) Nurse Practitioner who works across the Angus MIU service Monday - Friday.  Patients may be referred to the OS Nurse from another nurse within MIU service, or alternatively, when necessary the nurse will discuss individual cases with the OS nurse regarding management plan.