A&E is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate hospital attention due to a serious illness or injury. The rule is simple: Call 999 for an ambulance or take someone straight to A&E if it is an emergency or life-threatening situation.
An emergency includes things like:
• suspected heart attack or stroke
• suspected meningitis
• breathing difficulties
• chest pain
• heavy or uncontrolled bleeding
• suspected drug overdose
• sudden and severe headaches
• severe head injuries
• serious injuries such as impalement or stab wounds
• severe bone breaks, fractures or burns
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
The George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is a single site hospital on the outskirts of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. It provides a range of traditional district general hospital health services including medical, surgical and maternity care. However, the hospital’s management and clinical teams are committed to delivering the Department of Health’s vision to provide care closer to people’s homes and are currently developing an exciting strategy for the future of the hospital and the way it provides care to local people.
The hospital serves a population of approximately 250,000 from the surrounding areas of Nuneaton and Bedworth, North Warwickshire, South West Leicestershire and Northern Coventry and works closely with other hospitals for services like cancer, pathology and coronary heart disease, amongst others. The hospital also provides some services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the community.
In April 2011, the running of TB nursing, smoking cessation, special care dentistry and three PCT MS practices transferred from NHS Warwickshire to George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. George Eliot Hospital's website.
University Hospital, Coventry and Hospital of St Cross, Rugby
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK's largest teaching Trusts responsible for managing two major hospitals in Coventry and Warwickshire, which between them serve a population of over a million people. It is the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School with whom it works in close partnership to develop innovative medical education programmes and clinical research. The Trust was first established in 1992 and expanded to include Rugby in 1998. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire's website