Accident and Emergency (A&E)

If you think you need urgent care, please contact NHS 111 first. They are available 24/7 online or over the phone and will triage you and direct you to the best place for your healthcare needs.

Our Accident and Emergency (A&E) department provides access to high-quality nursing and medical care to patients with serious injuries or illnesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. At A&E a doctor or nurse will assess your condition and decide on further action. Although we deal with patients with severe injuries/accidents, a high proportion of patients who attend A&E are for minor injuries.

Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

Our Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is separated into two sections, AMU L (for Ladies) and AMU M (for Men). AMU is located on level 2 of the east block.  AMU provides rapid assessment, diagnosis, stabilisation, observation and early treatment of patients who are admitted by the A&E department or by GPs.

Emergency Assessment Unit – Surgical (EAUS)

EAUS on Easton ward accepts referrals for emergency surgical patients from GP’s, A&E, outpatient clinics and other hospitals, for several surgical specialties including General Surgery, Vascular, Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastics, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Oromaxillo-facial and Opthamology

Children’s Assessment Unit

The Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU) is for the assessment and treatment of children who require urgent specialist care. It is open 365 days a year. Some children with serious and or chronic conditions have Open Access to the unit, when they have been authorised by their consultants.

Acute Oncology Haematology Service

Our Acute Oncology Haematology Service offers a 24/7 Emergency Cancer Helpline for patients, relatives and professionals for advice for patients who are undergoing non-Surgical cancer treatment under the Oncology or Haematology team at the hospital. Complications from your cancer or cancer treatment can be life threatening.