Service Updates

There have been key changes made to several of our departments.
These include: 

Emergency Department 

We are pleased to announce that treatment of minor injuries in adults aged 16 and over will resume in the Emergency Department at University Hospital at 8am on Wednesday, September 2.

This service was temporarily relocated to Urgent Treatment Centres in the area to free up vital resources in the fight against COVID-19.

We are encouraging those with minor injuries to continue to use alternative NHS services where appropriate such as NHS 111, local pharmacies and to make an appointment with their GP in the normal way. 

Services continue as normal at Rugby Urgent Treatment Centre, which is open 24/7 at the Hospital of St Cross. Coventry Urgent Treatment Centre, in Stoney Stanton Road, is available from 8am to 10pm daily (there are no x-ray facilities available on site). 

Eye Emergencies

Patients who have an eye emergency are being asked not to attend hospital straight away and instead call a specialised telephone number:

- 02476 964800 or 02476 964802 or 02476 964806 (Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm) (Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am to 12pm)

- 07823 535 863 (Out of hours)

In the event of the out of hours number being unavailable, please try again or contact the on-call ophthalmologist via the Trust switchboard on 02476 964000.

You will be spoken to by an expert clinician who will give you specialist advice on the next steps to take.

This is not a walk-in service. Please only attend the Eye Outpatient department if you have phoned in advance and have been advised to attend.

In order to help keep our patients safe we are sharing tailored information for those who have been identified as at a high risk due to elements of their treatment, such as using immunosuppressant drugs. 

Please click on the relevant speciality below if this applies to you:


Gastroenterology and Liver Disease


Heart Failure


For important information on Blood Tests click here.



Please note, additional specialites will be added shortly.