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Minor Injury Unit

We have a Minor Injury Unit (MIU) for adults with minor injuries and minor illnesses and children over the age of 5 with minor injuries only

Open seven days a week 8am - 8pm (last patient 7.30pm)

Caterham Dene MIU is a convenient alternative local emergency departments and is run by qualified emergency nurse practitioners.

Generally, wait times are less than emergency departments and it's just a short distance from East Surrey Hospital. 

Diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions

  • Wounds that need closing (including staples, stitches, glue and steri-strips)
  • Limb injuries including fractures
  • Bites and stings
  • Infected wounds
  • Head injuries (excluding those with a previous history of loss of consciousness or those taking blood thinners)
  • Eye problems such as infections or scratches
  • Sports injuries
  • Minor burns and scalds 
  • Minor illnesses for adults aged over 18 such as a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), sore throat or earache
  • Emergency contraception. 

There is an X-ray facility at Caterham Dene Hospital. Opening times for the X-ray services are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 5pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Booking an appointment

You do not need an appointment; however, you may prefer to call NHS 111 to ensure you're directed to the most appropriate service for you.

Bookings cannot be made by calling the MIU directly and advice and/or consultations are not provided over the telephone.

When not to attend the MIU

Please do not attend if you are suffering from:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Rectal or vaginal problems
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Ongoing medical conditions. 

If you think your condition is life-threatening, you should dial 999 or go to your nearest emergency department.

You can phone 111 for medical advice 24/7 or visit NHS 111 online https://111.nhs.uk/

Local pharmacies can also help with many common health problems – visit: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy

Contact details

Call: 01883 837 500 extension 4

Address: Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Road, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5RA 

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By Car

Free parking is available on site.

By Train

The nearest train station is Caterham which is 0.5 miles away from the hospital. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk from the station to the hospital. Turn right out of the station and walk down Church Hill Road following the road round and the hospital is on the right-hand side.

By Bus

For more information or to plan your journey visit: www.metrobus.co.uk