We have made some temporary changes to how you can access emergency care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

Last updated: 10 June 2020

Emergency department

From Tuesday 9 June 2020, the following temporary changes will apply to emergency care in our hospitals:

  • Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH) A&E will become a Minor Injuries and Illness Unit (MIIU), open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH) will provide a 24 hour A&E including 999 ambulances, GP referrals, children’s emergencies, MIIU and maternity care

Find out more information about NHS services in Gloucestershire

Minor Injuries and Illness Units (MIIUs)

You can continue to access the following Minor Injuries and Illness Units (MIIUs):

  • Lydney
  • Stroud
  • Cirencester
  • North Costwolds

There are also Minor Injury Units at Tetbury Hospital (open 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday) and at Winchcombe Medical Centre (open 8.15am to 6.30pm).

MIIU services are currently suspended at:

  • The Vale, near Dursley (nearest alternative, Stroud)
  • The Dilke, near Cinderford (nearest alternative, Lydney)
  • Tewkesbury (nearest alternative, North Cotswolds, Stroud or Lydney)

Children's emergency services

We have made changes to how children and young people should access the Emergency Department (A&E) at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.  

If you are aged 16 or under or your child needs emergency treatment, you should go to the Children’s Centre entrance in the diagram, below.