Minor Injuries Units

If you have had an injury in the Gainsborough or Spalding area, and it is not an emergency, then why not use our minor injuries unit. You will be seen and treated sooner and it leaves A&E for more serious cases.

Minor injuries units are for less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes, broken bones, bites and stings.  They are a modern and fast way to deliver high quality care to patients with minor injury and illness.

You can self-refer to the minor injuries units and referrals are also accepted from the ambulance service and out of hours service.

The units are for those who do not need the full facilities of an urgent care centre or emergency department.

You don't need an appointment to visit a minor injuries unit.

It is important to note that minor injuries units will not treat the following conditions:

  • Unconscious patients
  • Serious medical conditions
  • Major injuries
  • Overdoses
  • Alcohol related problems
  • Mental health problems

For any of the above cases you should dial 999.

We have two minor injuries units at the following locations:

  John Coupland Hospital - Gainsborough

 7 days: 8am - 8pm

Telephone: 01427 816 502


 Johnson Community Hospital - Spalding

 7 days: 8am - 6pm

 Telephone: 01775 652 000

For information on the urgent care centres at County Hospital, Louth and Skegness Hospital click on the relevant link.

 Peterborough Minor Illness and Injury Unit

 7 days: 8am - 8pm

Telephone: 01733 293800

For information on emergency departments at Lincoln County Hospital, Grantham Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital in Boston click here.