Skip navigation to content

Hospitals and Emergency Care

The nearest Hospital is the St Andrews Community Hospital at Largo Road, St. Andrews, KY16 8AR, Phone 01334 465656. However only minor injuries are dealt with at this hospital.

If you need the Accident and Emergency service for more serious conditions, then the nearest is at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD2 1UB. Telephone 01382 660111. For directions and information see the NHS Tayside website.   

If your or someone else's life is at risk, then call 999 and ask for the ambulance service.  (Note:  If you are using a phone in a Hall of Residence, the number to ring is 9-999).   For other help and assistance call NHS 24 on 111where you will speak to a Nurse on the phone who can give you advice and, if necessary, arrange further assistance for you. You may be referred to the NHS 24 Hour Assessment Centre at St Andrews Community Hospital.

If you live in a Hall of Residence, you should also contact your Warden or Residence Manager.

The Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is located at St Andrews Community Hospital Largo Road, St Andrews KY16 8AR. The Minor Injury Unit (MIU) at St Andrews Community Hospital can be contacted directly on 01334 465683.

The service offers treatment to all who have suffered a minor injury. Those who attend the clinic with more serious injuries will be referred to either Dundee or Kirkcaldy Accident and Emergency (A&E). Anyone with a minor injury can attend without an appointment or alternatively may be referred by a GP(Doctor) or NHS 24.

When should I visit the MIU? - Examples of minor injuries include: Sprains and strains, broken bones, injuries to your arm, injuries to your lower legs - from your knee to your foot, cuts and grazes, burns and scalds, eye injuries, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites.

What can't the MIU treat ? - The clinic does not treat major injuries, stomach pains, pregnancy related problems, mental health problems, chest pains, breathing problems, conditions likely to require hospital admission or problems already being dealt with by your GP(Doctor).

The Minor Injuries Unit is changing the way patients access the service out-of-hours.

The MIU will continue to operate on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week, however, an appointment-based system will now operate out-of-hours.

From Monday 28 March 2011, members of the public will continue to be able to attend the MIU without an appointment between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Outwith these times and on public holidays patients must call NHS24 on 111 where their call will be assessed and an appointment time given.

See more information on the Minor Injuries Unit (PDF, 231 KB)


NHS24 - Find Local services - Find your nearest GP(Doctor), Pharmacy, Sexual Health Clinic, Travel Clinic and Dentist in your area.

NHS Inform Health A-Z high quality information on more than 800 health conditions and treatments which can be searched by A-Z or body map. Information can easily be printed by section to create an easy to read handout.



(Advice and Support Centre)
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020