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

Please be advised that the process for eye emergencies has changed. Instead of attending hospital straight away, please call our specialised telephone number: 02476 964800 which is available on Mondays and Fridays, 9.00am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 7.00pm and on Saturdays 9.00am to midday. 

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

In the event of this being out of hours and an emergency, please attend the Emergency Department. 

Please only attend the Eye Outpatient department if you have phoned in advance and have been advised to attend. 

Please be aware that timings will change over Christmas and New Year for the Acute Clinic. All details can be found below: 

  • 24th December - Normal working hours
  • 25th December - Closed (if you have an emergency, attend the Emergency Department)
  • 26th December - Closed (if you have an emergency, attend the Emergency Department)
  • 27th December - Closed (if you have an emergency, attend the Emergency Department)
  • 28th December - Closed (if you have an emergency, attend the Emergency Department)
  • 29th December - Normal working hours
  • 30th December - Normal working hours 
  • 31st December - Normal working hours 
  • 1st January - Closed (if you have an emergency, attend the Emergency Department) 

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


Gastroenterology and Liver Disease


Heart Failure


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Please note, additional specialites will be added shortly.