Accident and Emergency
A & E Notice for Patients
A&E departments assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies, such as:
- loss of consciousness,
- pain that is not relieved by simple analgesia,
- acute confused state,
- severe chest pain, or
- Breathing difficulties.
If you are unsure then please feel free to ring the practice for advice.
Accident and Emergency Departments and 999 Services are only for serious emergency cases. An emergency is a critical life-threatening situation. People who use this for minor problems may prevent others with life threatening conditions from getting the immediate care they need.
If the situation is less critical and you are unsure what to do, call 111, which is 24 hours health advice line, staffed by nurses and health information advisors.