Service Updates

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

Emergency Department 

The Emergency Department at University Hospital Coventry will no longer treat minor injuries or illness in adults (aged 16 and over) in order to free up vital resources.

• During this time Coventry Urgent Treatment Centre and Rugby Urgent Treatment Centre will be able to provide these essential services to the local community.

• We are asking the public to consider if they are in need of these facilities and make an informed choice on attendance. Patients attending University Hospital, Coventry will be re-directed to either of these facilities.

• The Rugby Urgent Treatment Centre (CV22 5PX) is available 24/7 for minor injuries and illnesses and the Coventry Urgent Treatment Centre (CV1 4FS) is available for minor illness and injuries (no x-ray facilities on site) from 8am to 10pm daily.

Please note that all other emergency services at University Hospital, including the Children’s Emergency Department (ages 0 to 15), will be operating as normal.

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.