Emergency Services & Trauma

The Duke University Hospital Emergency Department is a designated Level 1 Emergency Department and Trauma Center. Staff are equipped to provide initial stabilization and emergency care to adult and pediatric patients with life-threatening injuries and/or illnesses with the following facilities: Dedicated Pediatric Unit

  • Psychiatric Unit
  • Trauma Unit
  • Clinical Evaluation Unit
  • Four-bay triage area

With the most sophisticated and innovative technology available, Duke University Hospital Emergency Services delivers a full range of state-of-the-art emergency care to more than 75,000 patients each year, including:

  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medicine and trauma center
  • Preventive education services
  • Duke Life Flight emergency air and ground transport

 

Many Duke nurses find that they enjoy the fast-paced environment found in a smaller hospital setting. Excellent patient care is also provided through emergency services at Duke Raleigh and Duke Regional acute care hospitals.

Our health system emergency departments are built on a foundation of teamwork, with the goal of providing excellent care to every one of our patients. A specialized knowledge in state-of-the-art patient care and advanced technology have made Duke Emergency Services a recognized leader in emergency and trauma care, research, education, and patient transport.

With the most sophisticated and innovative technology available, Duke Raleigh Hospital Emergency Services delivers a full range of state-of-the-art emergency care to more than 75,000 patients each year, including:

  • Emergency stabilization services for local residents in the Durham, Wake and surrounding counties for serious medical conditions and injuries; and
  • The only comprehensive stroke center in all of Wake County.

Duke Regional Hospital Emergency Services delivers a full range of state-of-the-art emergency care serving Durham county and surrounding areas.