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Accident & Emergency

Updated 5 October 2017

The new A&E entrance

People should use A&E only for critical or life-threatening situations requiring medical attention, such as loss of consciousness, heavy blood loss, suspected broken bones, persistent chest pain, difficulty breathing, overdoses, signs of a stroke, ingestion or poisoning.

Our A&E is part of the Emergency Department (ED), along with the Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU).

Avoid visiting A&E unless absolutely necessary. Read more about alternatives to A&E.


Our A&E department is marked red on the site plan below. Click on it to open the plan in a new window.

Main layout of Colchester General Hospital

Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL (go to our map page).
Tel: 01206 747474 (switchboard, 24 hours a day)