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
Emergency Department at (ED) at Bristol Royal
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 will assess your condition
and decide what action to take.
The emergency department treats around 60,000 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 at (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 at (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 - 6pm, seven days a week.
Location: Bristol Eye Hospital
Lower Maudlin Street
Bristol BS1 2LX
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
If your injury is not serious, go to the minor injuries unit
(MIU) at Southmead Hospital.
The MIU is open 7 days a week from 9am - 9pm, including bank
holidays. Patients can be booked in up until 8pm.
The MIU at Southmead treats 20,000 patients a year and is
staffed by nurse practitioners who treat injuries such as cuts and
grazes, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, bites and stings,
strains and sprains, minor head injuries, and minor eye or ear
problems. Most patients are treated and discharged or admitted to
hospital within two hours of arrival.
Telephone: Southmead MIU Reception 0117 323 5100.
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
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 4AX
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.
NHS Direct is a 24-hour nurse advice and health information
Telephone: 0845 4647
NHS Direct Online: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk