The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Emergency Department


The Emergency Department is the hospital gateway for most patients who require hospital admission due to an acute illness or injury. Patients who suffer a life changing injury or multiple serious injuries that could result in death or serious disability are treated at the Leeds Major Trauma Centre

All Children’s Emergency Services are provided from a dedicated Leeds Children’s Emergency Department in the Jubilee Wing at Leeds General Infirmary. This means that there is no Emergency Department for children under 16 years old at St James's University Hospital.

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) can perform x-rays and treat less serious injuries and illnesses without the need for an appointment. Click here to find a minor injuries unit or walk-in centre in Leeds. 

In a non-emergency situation, call the NHS 111 service for help with which local service can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor, an urgent care centre or a walk-in centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

What we do

The staff in our Emergency Departments work with other hospital specialties to organise appropriate care and treatment for the patients who attend - many can be dealt with in the department and can then go home. Some are asked to re-attend the department for a review of their treatment or injury and others are given a hospital outpatient appointment or are referred to their GP. A minority are admitted to hospital. After arrival some patients may be directed to see a GP within the department. The majority of  patients, however, are usually seen first by a Nurse who can assess them, arrange tests and give some medicines such as painkillers and patients will subsequently be seen by a doctor or emergency nurse practitioner. 

Find us

Leeds General Infirmary - Map

The Emergency Department is sited on the Ground Floor, Jubilee Wing

St James's Hospital - Map

The Emergency Department is sited on the Ground Floor, Chancellors Wing