Whitstable Medical Practice

Estuary View Medical Centre, Whitstable Health Centre, Chestfield Medical Centre, Seasalter Surgery

Estuary View Minor Injury Unit

Opening Times

7 days a week, 365 days a year from 08:00 – 20:00

Tel: 01227 284309


An appointment is not required in order to visit the Minor Injuries Unit and patients are seen in order of priority. During busy periods, waiting times will inevitably be longer but our aim is to see you as quickly as possible.

You may also be referred to us by your GP, or other health professional. Or the Ambulance Service may bring you to the unit.

What is a Minor Injury Unit?

Minor Injury Units (MIU’s) provide treatment for less serious injuries than would typically be dealt with by a hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) department where the priority is to treat serious, life threatening conditions. The Minor Injury Unit is run by highly trained Emergency Nurse Practitioners who will see, assess, diagnose, treat and discharge patients. They are supported by a team of Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants.


What happens on arrival at the Minor Injury Clinic?

On arrival a receptionist will ask for the following information;

  • Name, address, date of birth, contact telephone number.
  • Name and address of your GP.
  • Nature of your injury.

This information is added to a treatment form and all of the information is confidential.

Patients may be triaged and offered pain killers if appropriate.

Estuary View Medical Centre
Boorman Way
Kent, CT5 3SE

01227 284 309

Any life threatening or serious injury should be dealt with by your nearest Accident and Emergency department or call 999.