The Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital is for genuine health emergencies, injuries or serious illness only.
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe head injuries
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe abdominal pains
- broken limbs
- suspected stroke
For minor injuries such as sprains, suspected broken bones, minor burns and scalds and cuts and grazes you could be treated at the Minor Injuries Unit at Stirling Health & Care Village which treats patients over the age of one and is open 9am-9pm.
Patient Information Leaflets
NHS Forth Valley specific information leaflets can be found on our Emergency Department Leaflets page.
Current Waiting Times
These are the current estimated wait times for urgent treatment in the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and the Minor Injuries Unit at Stirling Health & Care Village. If you are not in need of urgent treatment you should contact your GP or call NHS 24 free on 111 for advice.
Please remember patients are treated according to the seriousness of their condition so you may see people who arrived after you being treated before you.
Emergency Department (Larbert)
The Emergency Department is open 24hrs for genuine health emergencies only. Get directions.
Minor Injuries Unit (Stirling)
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.
Patient parking is provided opposite the department entrance. This car park has barrier access. Should you be attending the department and need to use this facility you may enter the car park where the barrier will open automatically, although you will require a token from the Emergency Department reception to leave the car park.
The Emergency Department patient car park should not be used for visiting a relative or friend. This is for patients and people attending the department for treatment. A drop off zone is also available at the department entrance.