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Emergency Department

What we do

The Emergency Department at the BRI, the main teaching hospital in Bristol, serves the centre, south and northwest of the city, sees over 60,000 patients 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. Within the department there are nearly 40 doctors, over 100 nurses and around 40 support staff.

Patients are cared for in two main areas: minors and majors. The minors side has six cubicles and two consulting rooms for the assessment and treatment of ambulant patients and a dedicated plaster room. The majors side has 10 cubicles, a side room and a six-bed resuscitation room providing state of the art digital x-raying facilities. There is an eight bed observation unit, a relatives' room and there are waiting and reception areas.

A dedicated children's Emergency Department providing emergency care in a child friendly environment is located next to the adult service and offers separate facilities for patients under the age of 16.

Location: A333 - level 3. 

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