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Patients & Visitors

Emergency Department / A&E

If have an urgent need to see a GP or nurse, but your illness or injury is not life‑threatening, please call or visit the Urgent Treatment Centre.
For a quick guide to attending the emergency department, please take a look at our leaflet:
Welcome to the RUH Emergency Department
Our A&E department is really busy at the moment. If your injury is urgent but not life threatening you may want to consider attending a minor injuries unit instead.
  • Paulton Minor Injuries Unit (open 8am – 7pm)
    Full details
  • Chippenham and Trowbridge Minor Injury Units (open 8am – 8pm)
    Full details
Need more advice? Visit or call 111.

Other sources of assistance

Other sources of assistance

Think 111 First

If you need medical help but it's not a 999 emergency you can contact NHS111 on the NHS111 web site or on the phone before travelling to hospital for urgent and emergency care.

So if you have an urgent medical problem, and you are thinking about going to our Urgent Care Centre or Emergency Department, please contact NHS 111 first. You don't need to be registered with a doctor and calls are free.

Experienced 111 clinicians will assess your needs and direct you to the most appropriate local service

Suspected stroke? Act F.A.S.T.

Click here to check the symptoms. If you suspect a stroke, call 999.

Link to symptoms of suspected stroke

Suspected Stroke? Act F.A.S.T. A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. So recognising the signs of stroke and calling 999 for an ambulance is crucial.

F – FACE: Has the person’s face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
A – ARMS: Can the person raise both arms and keep them there?
S – SPEECH: Is the person’s speech slurred?
T – TIME: Time to call 999 if you see any single one of these signs.

Also see:

Other Sources of Information

Map of Hospital Location in Bath

RUH site map

Location of Emergency Department on RUH site

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