Minor Injuries and Illness Unit

The Minor Injuries and Illness Unit offers a wider range of treatments and urgent care services such as stitching wounds, applying casts, treating burns and taking X-rays.The unit is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm and led by staff with both nursing and medical backgrounds with enhanced skills, enabling them to see, treat and discharge patients independently.

No appointment is necessary and the service aims to see and start patients’ treatments within 45 minutes of their arrival.

Minor Injuries and Illness Unit

Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

Peterborough City Hospital

Edith Cavell Campus

Bretton Gate



Minor Injuries and Illness Units Can Treat: 

  • Cuts and grazes
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

Minor Injuries and Illness Units Can not Treat: 

  • Chest pain 
  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Major injuries 
  • Problems usually dealt with by a GP 
  • Stomach pains 
  • Gynaecological problems 
  • Pregnancy problems 
  • Allergic reactions 
  • Overdoses 
  • Alcohol-related problems 
  • Mental health problems 
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission