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About Emergency Department                               (previously called Accident and Emergency)

The emergency department provides a 24 hour emergency service to a population in excess of 600,000 within Southern Derbyshire.

We treat around 375 new patients per day. A six-bedded adult emergency observation / treatment ward is located within the adult department to facilitate overnight observation of head injury patients.

There is a separate Children’s emergency department which is located adjacent to the Adult emergency department.

The Adult department comprises the following facilities:

  • an advanced initial assessment area in majors (pit stop)
  • 6 bedded resuscitation room
  • 17 bay / roomed  major area
  • 2 triage see and treat rooms
  • minor area with a number of assessment and procedure cubicles, 1 eye / ENT room, 2 dressing rooms and a separate sub-waiting area.
  • plaster room
  • 2 relative’s room and a bereavement bay

The Children’s department consists of:

  • 2 bedded resuscitation room
  • 9 examination rooms
  • plaster room
  • relative’s room


Emergency care for sick patients and for those with injuries incurred within the last 24 hours

Other information

Please try to ensure you have the means to travel home if admission is not required

Wound Care

Click on the green first aid box on your right for patient information leaflets about wound care.

Use our patient to find helpful information about your injury or illness. Click on the appropriate section to view the available patient information leaflets.
Body Leg & Foot Head & Neck Arm & Hand Arm & Hand

Stop! Think about where you should be going for treatment

We have introduced live waiting times to give you regular updates about local urgent care services. Our aim is to ensure you receive treatment as quickly as possible. 

A&E deals with genuine medical emergencies. If you have a minor illness or injury you will be seen more quickly at the Derby Urgent Care Centre.  

It is vital that our busy A&E department is used properly. Please do not come to A&E unless you have a genuine emergency. 

The services highlighted in ‘green’ currently have the shortest waiting times. Those in amber and red have a much longer wait. These will be regularly updated throughout the day.  

If you’re unsure about where to go, call NHS 111 or visit www.nhsstaywellderbyshire.co.uk for advice and information.