- Wounds, burns, cuts, grazes
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Wounds, burns, cuts and grazes

 

The Minor Injuries Centre has dedicated facilities to provide immediate first aid and treatment for minor wounds, burns, cuts and grazes.  Our expert clinical team will first assess your injury, and then provide appropriate treatment or referral for specialist care.  Most minor injuries (skin lacerations, small 1st degree burns, minor abscesses) can be seen and treated within the department. This includes cleaning and washout, suturing under local anesthetic, wound dressing, antibiotics and tetanus injections.  We can also arrange short and long term follow-up in the department to review and ensure appropriate wound healing.

 

Our network of private specialist consultants are available for referral for more complex injuries and wounds.

 

A range of injuries seen include:

 

Abcesses

 

Treatment available:

 

  • antibiotics
  • pain relief
  • wound swabs
  • incision and drainage
  • referral where required

 

Burns (minor 1st degree burns)

 

Treatment available:

 

  • assessment of injury
  • pain relief
  • burns advice
  • dressings
  • follow-up recommendation/referral

 

Lacerations (cuts and grazes)

 

Treatment available:

 

  • full assessment and examination of injury
  • pain relief
  • wound exploration
  • x-rays where required
  • suturing/gluing/steri-strips
  • antibiotics/tetanus vaccine
  • dressings
  • wound care advice

 

In addition, we also can review long term wounds, arrange wound reviews and organise suitable dressings.

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