A&E and 999
Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies, such as:
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state
- it’s the first time someone has had a fit
- fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres (minor injuries units), which can treat patients without an appointment. Our MIU can be a quick alternative to A&E for minor injuries such as minor burns and scalds, insect stings and sprains.
In Hull, A&E is based at the Hull Royal Infirmary site.
Hull Royal Infirmary
Please remember that A&E is for serious injury or emergency.
Do you need treatment right away, but it’s not an emergency? Find out where to go here.