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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

As a first port of call for medical advice we would advise patients consult their own General Practitioner - they will be able to arrange appointments or direct you to the appropriate place for treatment. Out-of-hours the GP surgery should have an answer phone directing patients to the out of hours GP service covering your area, who again can provide advice, review or redirection as appropriate.

There are no on-site dental services at the RUH; please contact your own dentist for advice regarding services. Your dentist's answer phone should direct you to the appropriate out of hours cover.

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

For people with learning disabilities:

Going to the Emergency Department - Easy Read

The RUH Emergency Department is a 24-hour, seven day a week walk-in service. This means you do not need to book an appointment.

General Enquiries: 01225 824391

Address: Emergency Department
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Combe Park

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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