Emergency Department / A&E
In an emergency
As a first port of call for medical advice we would advise patients consult their own General Practitioner - they will be able to arrange appointments or direct you to the appropriate place for treatment. Out of hours the GP surgery should have an answer phone directing patients to the out of hours GP service covering your area, who again can provide advice, review or redirection as appropriate.
There are no onsite dental services at the RUH; please contact your own dentist for advice regarding services. Your Dentist's answer phone should direct you to the appropriate out of hours cover.
All patients, regardless of whether registered with a GP or not, can obtain 24-hour medical advice by contacting NHS direct on 0845 46 47 or at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk. This website has a search facility enabling patients to search by postcode for the nearest GP, dentist, pharmacy or Emergency Department.
For people with learning disabilities:
Going to the Emergency Department - Easy Read
RUH Accident & Emergency (A & E)The RUH Emergency Department is a 24-hour, seven day a week walk-in service. This means you do not need to book an appointment.
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