The 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