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 The Danby Surgery
national health service

MINOR INJURIES SERVICE

 

Did you know you can attend Danby Surgery

for the treatment of Minor Injuries?

 

Examples of Injuries, Which Will be Treated.


• Cuts requiring stitching, or other simple closure technique
• Bruises
• Superficial burns & scalds
• Blows to head, without loss of consciousness
• Minor dislocations of fingers or toes
• Minor accident to hands, feet or limbs
• Recent injury of a severity not suitable for simple domestic first aid
• Foreign bodies superficially embedded in tissue
• Foreign bodies aggravating eye, but not penetrating

This list is not comprehensive, but gives a good indication of the scope of the service.

Examples of Injuries, Not Suitable for Treatment at the Surgery.


If a patient has suffered an injury, which can be seen to be more than superficial, then coming to the surgery would involve delay before treatment, because the surgery would have to assess & then advise the patient to go on to an A&E Dept or call 999.
• 999 calls
• Fractures or accidents to hands, feet or limbs substantially affecting function
• Penetrating Injuries
• Blow to head with loss of consciousness
• Deeply imbedded foreign bodies
• Foreign bodies in bodily orifices, including children
• Profuse bleeding
• Serious burns
• Suspected overdose or poisoning
• Collapse or fall in a public place

 

IF IN ANY DOUBT AS TO WHETHER THE SURGERY CAN DEAL WITH YOUR INJURY PLEASE CONTACT US BY TELEPHONE FOR ADVICE.

 

IF YOU NEED TO USE THIS SERVICE PLEASE CONTACT THE RECEPTIONIST


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