Visiting A&E / Medical Emergencies
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 and fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
Less severe injuries can be treated in minor injuries units (MIUs), which can treat patients without an appointment. Minor Injuries Units can be a quick alternative to A&E for minor injuries such as burns and scalds, insect bites and stings and sprains.
Find the nearest Minor Injury Unit here.
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.