When to visit A&E

An A&E department deals with genuine life-threatening and serious accidents, such as: loss of consciousness, chest pain, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding, severe allergic reactions, severe burns or scalds, stroke for all other medical help, visit 111.nhs.uk or call free NHS 111

If you have a minor injury or issue which needs medical attention the same day, but isn’t life-threatening, call 111 or visit the website 111.nhs.uk/.It’s free, and they can give you urgent medical advice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How to find your nearest A&E

Not all hospitals have an A&E department. You can use the find services search on this site to see if there’s one near you.

Find your nearest A&E