Emergency departments

We provide 24-hour emergency departments (ED) at both King George and Queen’s hospitals. Commonly known as A&E, our EDs are always open.

Our staff treat patients with genuine life-threatening emergencies including:

  • a loss of consciousness
  • an acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • a persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • child emergency care

Life threatening emergencies

If you, or someone you know, is in a life threatening emergency, please call 999. All other illnesses and injuries can be treated closer to home.

Get the right care for you

Emergency department at King George Hospital

Our ED at King George Hospital treats 70,000 walk-in and ambulance emergencies each year.

We offer a 17-bed majors department and a fully equipped resuscitation and minor’s area, both staffed by highly trained and compassionate medical and nursing professionals.

Patients with minor injuries or illnesses may be treated in the minors area of the department by emergency nurse practitioners.

If you’re a parent needing to attend the ED with a child, King George Hospital has a full paediatric emergency area where your child can be surrounded by the comfort of toys and entertainment while you wait to be seen.

Emergency department at Queen's Hospital

The Queen’s Hospital emergency department treats 150,000 walk-in and ambulance emergencies each year.

We have a 26-bed majors department and a fully equipped resuscitation bay, staffed by highly trained doctors and nurses.

Patients with less life threatening injuries or illnesses may be treated in the minors area of the department by emergency nurse practitioners.

Key staff

Lead consultants: Dr Akin Idowu and Dr Aber Eaqub
Lead nurses: Wayne Hurst and Amanda Wickens (UCC lead)

Other key staff

Sheena Fish, Speciality Manager
Erica Lennon, Service Manager
Matthew Rouse, Service Manager