The Emergency Department has 22 assessment bays which are separated into treatment areas for major and minor conditions. It also has two resuscitation rooms (six bays) served by a separate entrance to give direct access for patients arriving by ambulance who require urgent assistance. As well as a general waiting area, the Department also has a separate waiting room for children.
The Emergency Department 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
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 Centre is also available for minor treatments from 9am – 9pm 7 days a week. For more information see know who to turn to when you are ill.
Clinical & Acute Assessment Units
The Clinical Assessment Unit cares for patients referred by GPs from across Forth Valley for assessment and diagnostic tests. In addition, there is an Acute Assessment Unit where patients can receive urgent care and treatment for up to 48 hours before being either admitted onto a specialist ward or discharged home. GP Out-of-Hours services for the Falkirk area are also provided in an area near the Emergency Department with its own separate entrance and waiting area.
The Emergency Department is located to the rear of Forth Valley Royal, 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 which can allow for parking in the main public car park.