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Urgent and Emergency Care

Contact details

Accident and Emergency Main Number:  024 7615 3761 / 3762

Other Consultants: 

  • Mr David Foroughi

Secretary - Kate Hedgley 

Tel: 024 7686 3212

Ahmad Ammar
Omar Amar
Anca Angelescu
Dorothy Apakama
Muhammad Chughtai
David Foroughi
Rama Puthucode
Faisal Sulaiman
Aamir Yousafzai

ED Secretary
Kate Hedgley 02476153212

Admin Team Lead
Helen Smitham 0247615003

Personal Assistant to U&EC Leadership Triumvirate-Abigail Host 024 7686 5586

Urgent and Emergency Care Leadership

Associate Medical Director- Najam Rashid
General Manager- Christopher Blundred
Clinical Manager - Deb Ashmore
Head of Nursing-Lorna Jones
Matron - Alison Rolfe
Governance Lead - Deb Ashmore

Updated September 2022

Clinical Director - Urgent and Emergency Care

Name: Dr N Rashid

Secretaries: Abigail Host

Tel: 024 7686 5586


Specialty details

Urgent and Emergency care is one of the busiest departments at the George Eliot

Hospital, with up to 230 patients seen daily in the department, often more at weekends.

The team is the front end service that delivers care, investigates and stabilises patients before admitting them for further management, transferring to the Acute Medical Unit or discharging back into the community.

Our Urgent Care Centre runs 7 days a week.

We have Senior Clinicians in the department 24/7 and there is a Consultant or Associate Specialist present 12 hours a day 365 days a year.

Out of Hours services is currently located in the main hospital.

Services and clinics


There is a musculo skeletal clinic four days a week (Monday – Thursday) staffed by Urgent and Emergency Care Consultants, Review Clinic (Monday & Thursday mornings) and an Orthopaedic Fracture clinic in outpatients every Friday run by Mr Foroughi

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Latest News

Tell us what you think

Urgent and Emergency Care Survey 2022

Our A&E service will soon be carrying out a survey to find out what patients think about their care.  Find out more here.

We are also carrying out a survey in our Urgent Treatment Centre. More here.

To help keep you and our staff safe, we’ll be asking you to take a Lateral Flow Test  in our Accident and Emergency department. 

We are also requesting that you wear a face mask and gel your hands. Please work with our staff – We  are here to keep you safe and well.

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