Welcome to the Emergency Department

Ambulance outside emergency department

Award-winning emergency care

STOP A&E sign outside Royal Derby Hospital

One of the busiest departments in the hospital, the Emergency Department (ED) is known as the hospital’s ‘front door’. 

Three sites, 240,000 cases each year, the region's only helipad, and modern facilities - find out what makes our emergency care award-winning.

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Emergency department news stories

The Emergency Department team at Royal Derby Hospital
'You deserve a medal': Emergency Department team receive monthly award after glowing patient nomination

The team at Royal Derby Hospital’s Emergency Department have been presented with a Monthly Making a Difference Award after glowing feedback after caring for a patient who had suffered a fall.&nb...

Have your say in the NHS 111 First patient survey
Have your say - NHS 111 First patient survey

We want to hear from you if you have visited our Emergency Department after contacting NHS 111 in the first instance....

Beth Bateman, A&E Consultant, RDH
Care for Deaf patients highlighted as an area of good practice

UHDB is extremely proud to have seen the assistance offered to our patients with hearing impairments at the Royal Derby Hospital highlighted as an area of good practice by the CQC.   ...