a-e-emergencyThe Emergency Department (A&E) is intended for patients who have received a serious injury, sudden severe Illness or a medical emergency.  For more information on when to call 999 click here.

Only attend a hospital Accident & Emergency department in the event of an accident or emergency. An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation, 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
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • Call 999 immediately if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke.

Every second counts with these conditions.
Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma. Major trauma is often the result of a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height, or a serious head injury.

A&E in Knowsley can be found at Whiston Hospital Address: Warrington Road, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 5DR Tel: 0151 426 1600 Website: http://www.sthk.nhs.uk