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Emergency Department, Royal Derby Hospital

The emergency department provides a 24 hour emergency service, treating around 375 new patients each day.  We work closely with ambulance teams from East Midlands and West Midlands Ambulance Services, and staff from other wards in the hospital, to ensure patients are seen, treated and either discharged home or admitted within four hours – the national target time for each patient.

In May 2015, we were named the national winner of the CHKS 'Excellence in A&E' award. Judges said they were “impressed by the Trust’s clear focus on patient experience and their ability to demonstrate compassionate care and good outcomes”.


Facilities at our emergency department include:

  • the only rooftop helipad in the region
  • an advanced initial assessment area (pit stop)
  • 6 bedded resuscitation room
  • 17 bay / roomed  major area
  • 1 triage streaming room
  • 1 GP co-location triage room
  • ambulatory area with
    • assessment and procedure cubicles
    • an eye / ENT room
    • 2 procedure rooms
    • a separate sub-waiting area
    • water fountain
  • plaster room
  • 2 relatives' rooms and a bereavement bay
  • main waiting room with vending machines and water fountain
  • disabled toilets

Contact and find us


Emergency Department
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE

Nearest entrance: 9


Nearest car park: 4

Blue badge parking: There are 2 free parking spaces outside ED, limited to 3 hours. There is also a disabled car park under the Kings Treatment Centre.

Contact us

Telephone: 01332 783 111