Gloucestershire Royal Hospital


Trauma Unit, Great Western Road, GL1 3NN

Gloucestershire Royal's A&E provides 24 hour emergency care, including 999 ambulances, GP referrals, children's emergencies, minor injuries and illnesses, and maternity care.

Should I go to A&E?

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Emergency Department is for emergencies only, which include:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma, like a road traffic accident
  • sepsis
  • other minor injuries and illnesses that cannot be treated by your GP

We try to see, treat, admit or discharge patients visiting A&E within four hours. We see patients according to the seriousness of their condition, so you may notice patients who arrived after you being seen before you.

If you need medical advice or treatment, but you’re not sure where you should go, visit 111 for guidance.

Where should I take my child in an emergency?


If your child is critically ill or needs to go to hospital, call 999 and they will be taken by an ambulance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital’s A&E department.

All ambulances will take children to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital at any time of day or night. You can also bring your child to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital A&E at any time.

This is where our specialist children’s staff are based, and they can provide your child with the care they need.

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 are unwell while pregnant and need emergency treatment, you may be transferred to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where you will be cared for by trained obstetricians and midwives.

If you have a general concern about your health during pregnancy and need advice, you should:

  • call your midwife
  • call our Maternity Advice Line
  • contact the delivery suite or birth unit

Find contact details for the maternity team