The Emergency Department provides treatment for around 85,000 patients a year. The department offers specialist trauma and emergency medical care for all forms of serious injury and illness. The team within the Emergency Department work closely with the inpatient and community teams to ensure high quality, evidence based care for all.
When you arrive at A&E it is important that your medical condition is quickly assessed. This is undertaken by the Triage nurse. Your first port of call is therefore to see the Triage nurse.
Patients are always treated against health priority, not necessarily time of arrival. When you have seen the triage nurse, you may be asked to report to reception who will take further details from you. You will then be asked to take a seat until you are called into the treatment room.