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.
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.
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