The Emergency Zone at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, includes:
- Minor Injuries Unit (any age)
- Emergency Department (age 16 years and over)
- Acute Medical Unit
- Surgical Admissions Unit
- Major Trauma Centre
Each year over 90,000 people are seen in the Emergency Department (often referred to as A&E) and our staff see and treat more than 1,700 people every week.
The Emergency Department is for the most seriously ill or injured patients and we ask you to consider whether you need urgent and emergency care services.
If you do need to come to hospital we will do our best to see you as quickly as possible, but please be aware that at particularly busy times this may take longer than we would like.
If you come to the Emergency Department at Southmead Hospital when you should be seen elsewhere we will direct you to other services.
Southmead Emergency Department
The Emergency Department and 999 are for life-threatening emergencies only. You should travel to the Emergency Department if you can. However, if someone is too ill, call 999 for an ambulance.
Southmead Minor Injury Unit
Southmead Hospital Minor Injury Unit offers treatment for adults and children for a wide range of minor injuries. You can drop in with no appointment necessary.
Emergency Department Observation Unit
Some patients will be transferred to the Emergency Department Observation Unit (EDOU) from the Emergency Department following assessment and investigations.
Other Healthcare Options
Information on GPs, pharmacy, NHS 111, GP out-of-hours, walk in-centres, urgent care centres and minor injury units.