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Our Services A - Z - A&E - Accident & Emergency

About the service

The Emergency Department is very busy and is for patients with major injuries, life threatening illnesses and medical emergencies.

People attending Whiston Hospital A&E are to see changes in the way they are cared for if their condition is not serious or life-threatening.

Any patient attending A&E who needs emergency treatment will receive it, however, anyone attending whose care is not an emergency will be directed to an alternative service in the community more appropriate for their care, potentially enabling them to be treated faster and closer to home.

People with an urgent but non-life-threatening medical need are urged to visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111 in the first instance. They can also visit the Urgent Treatment Centre, a GP, a local Walk-in Centre, or a pharmacist. There is also lots of advice available for self-care on NHS website nhs.uk.

 

 

Page last updated on 25th October 2021

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