Minor Injuries Services can provide treatment for a range of minor or less serious injuries.

Please note that we can only treat injuries sustained within the last 72 hours.


What CAN be treated

  • Arm, wrist and hand injuries
  • Knee, ankle and foot injuries
  • Back, shoulder and rib injuries
  • Head and neck injuries in people who are fully conscious
  • Cuts and wounds which may need dressing and stitches
  • Minor burns and scalds


What CAN’T be treated

  • Illnesses which a GP would normally treat
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Alcohol and drug related problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Drug overdose
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Breathing problems
  • Chest pain

Minor Injury Services are available at Victoria Hospital, Queen Margaret Hospital, Adamson Hospital and St Andrews Community Hospital.

Minor Injury Services at Victoria Hospital and Queen Margaret Hospital operate walk-in services 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week.

Monday to Friday 8am-6pm -Minor Injuries Services at Adamson (X-Ray available between 0900-1200) and St Andrews Community Hospitals (X-Ray available between 0900-1600) operate walk-in services

Outwith these times and on public holidays call NHS 24 on 111 to be directed to the right service for your need.


Did you know?

  • Thousands of patients who attend Accident and Emergency every year can be treated at their local Minor Injuries Service.
  • You will often be seen quicker at the Minor Injuries Service than by attending Accident and Emergency, especially over busy periods such as evenings and weekends.

Minor Injuries Services is available at


For more information contact

NHS Fife, Switchboard 
Tel: 01592 643355
By Post: NHS Fife, Hayfield House Hayfield Road Kirkcaldy Fife KY2 5AH


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