Accident and Emergency (A&E)
Our Accident and Emergency department (A&E), sometimes called Casualty or the Emergency Room, has its own dedicated entrance located in the East block on Level 2. The department is open all year round, 24 hours day.
Our A&E is one of the busiest in the region and treats more than 85,000 patients a year. You can visit our Choose Well section to see what other health services are available if you need help with health problems.
Within the A&E department we treat patients with life-threatening problems in the Resuscitation area (we call it Resus). Those patients with major illnesses or injuries are treated in the area we call Trolley Bay.
Children are cared for in their own separate treatment and waiting area. A&E patients may also need to be seen by our Radiology team for x-rays or MRI and CT scans and patients with broken bones are treated in our plaster room.
Note: A&E should not be confused with the Acute Medical Unit (AMU). The AMU assesses emergency patients sent to hospital by family doctors and there is no access to the AMU from the A&E department.
Contact DetailsMain Telephone Number: 01603 287325
Fax Number: 01603 286747
How to Find UsThe department is located on Level 2 in the East Block
Please use the A & E entrance/s and follow the signs to Accident and Emergency
If you are coming by car and need to park, the closest carpark/s are G, H, I