Emergency Departments (A&Es) deal with serious injuries or life threatening emergencies, for example:

  • Severe breathing difficulties
  • Unconsciousness
  • Severe chest pain or stroke
  • Heavy loss of blood
  • Serious head injury/fractures.

In Gloucestershire, the two A&E departments at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospital are run by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more here.

You can use the NHS website to find other hospitals in your area. You do not have to live in the area to visit an A&E department so if it is more convenient, you can access one in a surrounding county.

Temporary changes due to COVID-19

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester (GRH) continues to provide a 24 hour consultant-led A&E service.

The Children’s Centre and specialist staff who provide emergency care for children are based at GRH. If your child needs emergency care, call 999.

From 9 June 2021, there will be a consultant-led A&E service at Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH), 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. The overnight nurse led service – 8pm to 8am, 7 days a week – will be reinstated on 1 July 2021.

The latest information about A&E services at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals is available here.