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Accident and Emergency (A&E)

A&E is for major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries. 

Our A&E departments are located at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester and the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.  

Find out how busy our A&E departments are right now.

We assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • Persistent, severe chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped

The doctors and nurses at A&E are highly trained in emergency medicine and have access to equipment and treatments for life-threatening conditions.

At A&E a doctor or nurse will assess your condition and decide what further action is needed. This is so that people with more serious conditions are seen first – if you attend A&E with minor complaints you may have to wait a long time for treatment.

For illnesses or injuries that are not life threatening you have several options that are likely to be much quicker and more convenient. These include:

  • A minor injuries unit (MIU) – there are several across the county
  • NHS Direct (phone 111)
  • Your GP surgery
  • Your local pharmacy

As many as one in four people who go to A&E could care for themselves or use alternative treatment.

What to do if your child is unwell - emergency changes to paediatric services at the Alexandra Hospital

If you have a sick child, who requires urgent medical attention, please click here for more information

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Meet the team

Meet the Accident and Emergency team at Worcestershire Royal Hospital or Alexandra Hospital.

Contact us

AandE at Worcestershire Royal Hospital - 01905 760743 or 01905 733065

AandE at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch – 01527 503030

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs)

Kidderminster MIU

Bewdley Road


DY11 6RJ

Tel: 01562 513039

Open: 24 hours, seven days every week

Bromsgrove MIU

Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road


B61 0BB

Tel: 01527 488058

Open: 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday 12pm to 8pm Saturday and Sunday

Evesham MIU

Evesham Community Hospital



WR11 1JT

Tel: 01386 502388

Open: 9am to 9pm seven days every week

Malvern MIU

Malvern Community Hospital

185 Worcester Road


WR14 1EX

Tel: 01684 612619

Open: 9am to 9pm, seven days every week

Tenbury MIU

Tenbury Community Hospital

Worcester Road

Tenbury Wells

WR15 8AP

Tel: 01584 810643

Open: 9am to 9pm, seven days every week

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