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.