Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospital


First Floor, The Atrium, GRH, College Road, Emergency department, CGH

Medical SDEC is same-day care for emergency patients who would otherwise be admitted to the hospital.

Patients presenting at the hospital with relevant conditions can be rapidly assessed, diagnosed and treated without being admitted to a ward, and if clinically safe to do so, will go home the same day their care is provided.

Gloucestershire Royal SDEC

Opening Times

Medical SDEC GRH is open 7 days a week and provides a service between 8am and 11pm, but does not currently provide an overnight service.


Medical SDEC GRH is located on the first floor within the Atrium, we advise patients to enter the Atrium entrance and either take the stairs or lift located immediately on the left to the first floor.

Cheltenham General SDEC

This is our Medical SDEC provision based within Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH). This service is primarily run by Advanced Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, who provide timely assessment and treatment to patients with the overarching aim of preventing hospital admission where safe to do so.

Opening Times

SDEC at CGH runs a service over 5 days, excluding bank holidays, operating between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

Contact number: 0300 422 3618


The simplest way to access this service is from the College Road entrance. It's located on the right-hand side of the corridor upon entering the hospital immediately after the Emergency Department and is clearly signed.

What to expect?

As a team, we are committed to providing investigations and thorough clinical assessments to patients on the same day, although patients can expect to spend between 4 and 6 hours within the department.

Patients may require a return visit to either of our Medical SDEC following initial assessment, or follow-up care from their GP. Patients should expect to be cared for in a newly refurbished clinical environment, but where safe to do so patients will be asked to kindly wait in the waiting area. The waiting area for CGH SDEC is located on the external corridor.

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