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A&E Departments - Important Info
Posted on 23 Jan 2018
SOME PATIENTS ATTEND A&E WHEN THEY DONT NEED TO PLEASE SEE IF THE FOLLOWING INFO WILL HELP BEFORE ATTENDING:-
FIRST TRY THE GP SURGERY:- 01273 773089- IF WE ARE CLOSED HERE ARE OPTIONS:
If we are closed & your child is unwell please try the following link for advice http://brighton.sensecds.com/
Try this link to check your symptoms: http://www.nhs.uk/symptomcheckers/pages/symptoms.aspx
Call Out of Hours 111 for advice.
Locally for us you have the Brighton Walk-in Centre, located at the Brighton Station Health Centre, Aspect House, 84-87 Queen's Rd, Brighton, 8.00am-8.00pm seven days a week, 01273 203058.
Finally, for minor ailements remember your local Pharmacy could well offer a quick solution.
There are over 21 million attendances at Accident and emergency (A&E) departments each year.
A&E departments assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should only 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
If an ambulance is needed, call 999
If it is not an immediate emergency call NHS 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can provide medical advice and advise you on the best local service to offer the care you need.