Minor Injuries

We are able to see and treat, or refer, patients with minor injuries.

These minor injuries include:

  • Lacerations capable of closure by simple techniques.
  • Superficial injury of eye.
  • Partial thickness thermal burns or scalds involving broken skin – Not over 1 inch diameter/not involving the hands, feet, face, neck, genital areas.
  • Foreign bodies superficially embedded in tissues, including eyes.

An injury that is not amenable to simple domestic first aid, including for example:

  • Bruises
  • Bites/stings
  • Sprains/strains
  • Sunburn
  • Splinters
  • Whiplash
  • Minor Head injuries where there has been no loss of consciousness