St Mary's NHS Treatment Centre provides outpatient and diagnostic procedures to NHS patients. This includes:
- Outpatient or day surgery, covering a range of orthopaedic and general surgery procedures
- Diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays, ultrasound and echocardiogram services
- Diabetic retinopathy screening, available for people with diabetes over the age of 12 years
- Minor injuries and minor illness unit
The minor injuries unit provides a fast, convenient service for the following:
- Suspected broken limbs
- Minor head injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Cuts and grazes
- Bites and stings
- Minor scalds and burns
- Ear and throat infections
- Minor skin infections and rashes
- Minor eye conditions
- Coughs and colds
- Minor illnesses
- Emergency contraception
Patients do not need to make an appointment, just turn up during opening hours. Waiting times can be considerable less than A&E/Emergency Departments, and if we are unable to help, we can refer or redirect you to the most appropriate service.
We are unable to help with serious medical emergencies posing an immediate threat to a person's health or life, serious head injury involving loss of consciousness, drug overdose, severe allergic reactions, severe blood loss, or conditions relating to pregnancy. For these conditions, attend the Emergency Department at QA Hospital or dial 999.
For the Minor Injuries/Illnesses Unit, no appointment or referral required, walk in during opening hours. Other services and treatments require a referral through your GP.