Cheltenham A&E resumes night-time opening for walk-in service

30 Jun 2021, 1 a.m.

Cheltenham General Hospital’s A&E department resumes its night-time nurse-led service on 30 June in line with plans to restore the service to its pre-pandemic status

In the first phase of the plan on Wednesday 9 June, the consultant-led Emergency Department re-opened seven days a week between the hours of 8am – 8pm; on Wednesday 30 June at 8pm, the nurse-led service resumes, in line with public commitments agreed with our local Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Professor Mark Pietroni, Medical Director said:

“We want to remind the public that Cheltenham’s A&E department is once again open around the clock for walk-ins and GP referrals.

“When people have minor illnesses or injuries such as sprains, fractures or wounds and have been advised to access clinical care via NHS 111, Cheltenham A&E is open to all 24/7, led by our team of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENPs) at night in addition to our daytime consultant-led service.

“Patients with life-threatening or serious conditions who require a 999 ambulance will continue to be taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after 8pm to receive the specialist care they need, as they have been since 2013.”  

Visiting restrictions during COVID-19 remain in place, to find out about accompanying patients in our Emergency Departments, please visit our website.

We want to remind the public that Cheltenham’s A&E department is once again open around the clock for walk-ins and GP referrals.

Professor Mark Pietroni, Medical Director

The temporary changes to A&E at Cheltenham were introduced last summer as part of the hospitals’ response to the pandemic, which enabled the Trust to continue life-saving cancer surgery amongst other vital services. The success of these changes has been demonstrated in many ways including the hospitals most recent 62-day and two-week wait cancer performance standards where we have been one of the best performers in the country in seeing and treating patients referred to us by their GP.

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