If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Emergency Department waiting times

Last updated:

The current waiting time is approximately More than 4 hours.

Urgent and Emergency Care

QMC is a regional centre for emergency and major trauma care.

We are here for people in need of highly-specialised emergency care when time matters and lives are saved thanks to the skill, experience and commitment of our teams.

Our Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country providing care for an average of 550 patients per day.

We work closely with partners at East Midlands Ambulance Service, Nottingham City Care and others to provide a variety of appropriate and timely services for patients who require urgent and emergency care.

Please choose the right service. If you’re unsure which service is right for you please contact 111.

You can find out more about our services in the sections below.