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The Emergency Department (ED) is also often referred to as Accident & Emergency (A&E).
Our Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone seeking treatment for an urgent problem caused by an accident or illness. You should be aware that our Emergency Department can be very busy, in the last year we saw over 56,000 patients.
Examples of conditions appropriate for treatment in an Emergency Department are:
People who use emergency services for minor problems may prevent others with emergencies from getting immediate care. If you attend an Emergency Department/A&E and your condition is not an emergency, you may be advised to contact your own family doctor or GP.
If you are not sure what to do, phone NHS 111. Please consider whether your family doctor can help you before making your journey.
The Department is organised as follows:
There is also a large general waiting area with a childrens’ play room, a quiet relative’s room and public toilets.
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