Accident and Emergency (A&E) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. If you or someone you know requires urgent and serious medical treatment phone 999.
What to do in an emergency.
A&E departments can deal with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:
- loss of consciousness
- a sudden confused state
- fits that are not stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
- severe burns or scalds
- major trauma such as a road traffic collision
- feelings of self-harm or suicide
If you or someone around you is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call 999.
Less severe injuries can be treated in Minor Injuries Units.