Gloucestershire Royal Hospital


0300 422 6600

Provides specialist emergency and trauma care 24 hours a day, as well as specialist emergency care for children.

When should I go to A&E?

A&E is for emergencies only. An emergency includes:

  • life or limb-threatening injuries
  • serious head injuries
  • chest pain
  • severe abdominal (stomach) pains
  • heavy bleeding
  • broken limbs (fractures)
  • choking
  • breathing difficulties

If you come to A&E you should expect to be seen and treated, admitted or discharged within four hours. Please be aware that we see patients according to the seriousness of their condition. For this reason, you may notice patients who arrived after you being seen before you.

If you need medical advice or treatment but you're not sure whether you need to go to a GP, Minor Injuries Unit or A&E? Visit ASAP Glos for guidance.

Our leaflet about children's emergencies gives parents a handy guide to symptoms and where to take your child when they need medical attention.

Where should I go if I'm pregnant and I have an emergency?

If you become unwell while pregnant and need to attend A&E you may be transferred to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where you can be cared for with the help of trained obstetricians and midwives who are based in our Women's Centre.

If you have a general concern about your health during pregnancy please call your midwife for advice, or call our Maternity Advice Line or the delivery suites or birth units for advice and support.

Other information

There are a variety of food shops and restaurants at our hospitals, as well as vending machines. Read more about food and drink in our hospitals.

Please note: Smoking is not permitted in any building or within the grounds of any of our sites.

Free Wifi

Free Wifi is available throughout our hospitals. If you have any difficulty accessing this, please speak to a member of ward staff.