Accident and Emergency (also known as the Emergency Department)
We treat patients in an emergency at our Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Also known as the Emergency Department (ED), we’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A&E treats patients with life threatening or serious conditions including:
- chest pains
- serious injuries
- a suspected stroke
- heavy blood loss
- breathing difficulties and choking.
Call 999 or visit A&E immediately.
Not sure if A&E is the right place to go?
If you’re coming to A&E …
You must come alone to reduce the risk of infection for yourself, other patients and our staff. Exceptions include patients who:
- are under 18
- have a learning disability, cognitive impairment, or autism
- have communication challenges including hearing or visual impairments
- do not speak English as their first language.
In these circumstances, you can bring one carer, parent, guardian or personal assistant.
Wear a face mask
- You are required to wear a fluid resistant surgical face mask at all times in our A&E department, unless you are exempt.
- Please use hand sanitiser before entering the building.
Bring these things:
- next of kin contact details
- the phone number of the person who will collect you from A&E
- a fully charged mobile phone (and charger) to tell people at home about any tests or treatment you may need
- a book or magazine to pass the time.