Emergency Department (ED or A&E)

Our Emergency Departments (also known as Accident and Emergency or A&E) help people who show signs of serious illness or are badly injured. People come to us via ambulance or by booking in at reception.

Our highly experienced team of doctors, nurses and healthcare staff will help you in an emergency but please think carefully before coming straight to the Emergency Department. Our increasingly busy service should be used only in serious or life-threatening situations.

We have two Emergency Departments at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Trust, our largest is at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) and we also have one at the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. 

 

Where to find help

There is a range of other urgent care services available which might be better suited to your needs, including our minor injuries units (MIUs) and walk-in centre (WIC).

If you’re not sure which service is best for you, please call 111 for guidance or visit 111.nhs.uk.

The links in the boxes below will help you access more information about or Emergency Departments at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) and the North Devon District Hospital as well as other nearby urgent care services. 

 

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Last updated: May 24, 2022