Harwich Town Council

01255 507211

9.30am – 1pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Harwich Minor Injuries Unit

Please see below for a statement received by Harwich Town Council in relation to the Minor Injuries Unit at Harwich Hospital:

The Urgent Treatment Service at Fryatt Hospital, Harwich, is a nurse-led service which is open

between 9am and 5pm every day including weekends and public holidays, for assessment and

treatment of minor injuries such as:

  • wounds
  • sprains
  • strains
  • minor dislocations
  • suspected fractures
  • removal of foreign bodies
  • burns and scalds
  • bites and stings
  • minor head injuries

Please note that in busy periods, in order to ensure that we maintain safe infection control requirements, you may be given an appointment to return later in the day, if your injury does not require immediate treatment.

For any emergency needing urgent or immediate treatment, such as chest pain, severe uncontrolled pain or bleeding, acute shortness of breath or severe injury, you should call 999 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. For residents of Harwich, this is located at Colchester Hospital.