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Emergency department (ED)

Emergency department

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We have one of the busiest emergency departments in England, compared to the size of our hospital, seeing over 100,000 patients each year.

Our dedicated teams provide comprehensive urgent and emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Please #HelpUsHelpYou and only attend our emergency departments, for both adults and children, if you or your child has a serious or life-theatrening injury or illness only.

For more information about serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses, please visit the NHS website >

Please also consider using alternative services such as NHS 111, an Urgent Treatment Centre, your local GP surgery or pharmacy. Read more here >

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.