Suspected stroke or heart attack, serious illness or injury, collapse…
The Scottish Ambulance Service and Emergency Department provide care for people with symptoms of serious illness or who have been badly injured. When you call 999 the Scottish Ambulance Service will respond with the most appropriate help for your situation.
Of all the NHS services, 999 and the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital are services that should only be used for serious illnesses or injuries. This means that essential treatment is given to those who need it as quickly as possible.
If you are not in need of emergency or urgent treatment you should contact your GP or NHS 24 Out of Hours on 111. Our Minor Injuries Unit is also available for minor treatments from 9am – 9pm 7 days a week.
The Emergency Department is located to the rear of Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, FK5 4WR and is accessible from both directions on the ring road around the building.
Did You Know?
- If you attend the Emergency Department and it is felt that you are not using the service appropriately you may be advised to attend an alternative service such as your GP or Out of Hours service or you may have a lengthy wait
- In approximately 40% of Emergency Department attendances, alcohol was a main factor. For alcohol help and support please contact Signpost Recovery 0845 673 1774, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.signpostrecovery.org.uk
- For people with mental health or psychological problems and in crisis, support is available by phoning NHS 24 on 111, Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or Breathing Space on 0800 83 8587 (6.00pm to 2.00am)