In times of an accident or a medical
emergency understanding what options are available will
help you to get the best care as quickly as possible.
We want to ensure that people choose the right service for their
needs, and that hospital services are freed up to treat people
who really need A&E and other specialist services. Choosing the
right health service for your needs enables you to get the best
treatment for your condition.
Remember, only call 999 in a critical or life-threatening
If it is not an immediate emergency call NHS 111. The
service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and
can provide medical advice and advise you on the best local service
to offer the care you need.
NHS Walk-in Centres
NHS Walk-in Centres offer fast and convenient access to health
advice, information and first aid.
You can walk in without an appointment, seven days a week.
- Blood pressure checks
- Contraceptive advice
- Coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
- Minor cuts and wounds
- Muscle and joint injuries
- Skin complaints
- Stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and
- Treatment of minor infections
Bristol City Walk-in Centre has now moved to Broadmead Medical
Centre, in Boots.
Open: 8am - 8pm Monday to Saturday
11am - 5pm Sunday and bank holidays (except Easter Sunday and
Location: 59 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3EA
Telephone: 0117 954 9828
Urgent Care Centre at South Bristol NHS Community
Open: 8am - 8pm every day
Location: South Bristol NHS Community Hospital, Urgent Care
Centre, Hengrove Promenade, Hengrove Park, Whitchurch Lane,
Bristol, BS14 0DE
Telephone: 0117 342 9692
Please note that the best postcode to use for Sat Nav is BS14 0DB,
which will take you to the City of Bristol Skills Academy at the
entrance to the hospital site. The hospital is then 400m from
the Skills Academy further in Hengrove Park.
Minor Injuries Unit at Southmead Hospital
The Emergency Department (ED) and Minor Injuries Unit is a
24-hour, 7 day a week service providing a comprehensive emergency
and minor injuries service.
The emergency department and MIU is aimed for people with:
- Life threatening injuries
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Major or minor burns and scalds
- Cuts & grazes
- Arm, lower leg & foot injuries including broken bones
- Bites - human/animal/insect
The minor injuries department is based inside the unit and
treats children and adults, meaning that patients can be
immediately directed to the right place for treatment.
Southmead Emergency Department (ED) has a dedicated car park
accessible from Dorian Way, which works via automatic number plate
recognition and payment by credit card, notes or coins is required
before you exit the car park. Drivers displaying a blue badge may
park free of charge in the Emergency Department car park and should
follow the directions at the pay station.
Located at Gate 35, Level 0, Brunel building, Southmead
Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10
Emergency Department Main Reception Gate 35: 0117 4145100 or 0117 4145101.
Yate Minor Injuries Unit
An Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) or an Emergency Care
Practitioner (ECP) sees all patients here.
An on-site digital X-ray facility and physiotherapy unit means
that the MIU can diagnose and treat a range of injuries including
sports injuries, falls, minor burns, broken arms and noses, cuts
Open: 8.30am - 7.30pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 2pm on
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.
Location: Yate West Gate Centre, 21 West Walk, Yate, BS37
Telephone: Yate MIU Reception 01454 315 355
GP Out of Hours Service
Out of hours GP services operate from 6.30pm - 8am
Monday-Friday, all weekends and bank holidays.
GPs and nurses offer telephone advice, face-to-face
consultations, or home visits for patients who are housebound. This
service is available for treating conditions that cannot wait until
your GP surgery reopens. Call your usual surgery where you will be
given instructions or diverted to the out of hours service.
Emergency Department (ED) at Bristol Royal Infirmary
Bristol Royal Infirmary's Emergency Department is open 24
hours a day, every day of the year.
When you go to ED, a doctor or nurse practitioner will assess
your condition and decide what action to take. If appropriate
following assessment you may be redirected to a general
practitioner (situated within the Bristol Royal Infirmary with whom
you will have an appointment time) who will manage your care.
The emergency department treats around 65,000 patients a year
and is for people with life threatening injuries, chest pain,
shortness of breath, abdominal pain, fractures.
Location: Bristol Royal Infirmary
Upper Maudlin Street
Emergency Department (ED) at Bristol Royal Hospital for
Bristol Royal Hospital for
Children's Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day,
every day of the year. It is a dedicated children's Emergency Department
providing emergency care in a child friendly environment and is
located next to the adult service and offers separate facilities
for patients under the age of 16.
Location: Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Paul O'Gorman Building
Upper Maudlin Street
Emergency Department (ED) at Bristol Eye Hospital
Please call before you visit. We may be able to offer you advice
over the telephone. The phone number to ring for advice in an
emergency is: 0117 342 4613.
Our emergency advice line is open between 8.30am and 6pm Monday
to Friday and from 8.30am until 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Opening hours: 8.30am - 5pm, seven days a week.
Location: Bristol Eye Hospital
Lower Maudlin Street
Bristol BS1 2LX