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
  • stroke
  • 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.