Emergency Departments (A&E) and 999

A&E and Emergency Departments are for life-saving emergencies only.

If you have a serious or life-threatening emergency – such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties or chest pain – please dial 999 or go to your local A&E department.

When someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, call 999.

Medical emergencies can include:

Call 999 immediately if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke. Every second counts with these conditions.

Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height, or a serious head injury.

You can find your nearest A&E on the NHS Website.

Our Emergency Departments can be found at the following locations:

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Page last updated 14 November 2023