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Emergency Department

What we do

The Emergency Department at the BRI, the main teaching hospital in Bristol, serves the centre, south and northwest of the city, sees over 75,000 a year. Within the department, there are over 250 members of staff in the team.

Patients are cared for in several areas:

  • Fast flow is where minor injuries and non-life threatening conditions are treated.
  • Majors is where unwell patients with a variety of illnesses, often brought to the hospital by ambulance are cared for.
  • Two Resuscitation Rooms are used for the assessment and treatment of our sickest patients who require immediate help for their life-threatening emergencies.
  • We also have an observation ward.

A dedicated children's Emergency Department providing emergency care in a child friendly environment is located next to the adult service and offers separate facilities for patients under the age of 16.

Location: A333 - level 3. 

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