Clinical Director: Dr Steve Bush
Lead Clinician: Dr Peter Cutting
Directorate Manager: Claire Bashford
Business Manager: Tracey Jackson
Matrons: Breeda Columb (SJUH) Anna Di Basio (Acting) (LGI)
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 Deaprtment for children under 16 years old at St James's University Hospital.
The Emergency Department is the hospital gateway for most patients who require hospital admission due to an acute illness or injury. The staff work with other hospital specialties to organise appropriate care and treatment for the patients who attend. Many patients 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. Others are given a hospital outpatient appointment or are referred to their GP. A minority are admitted to hospital.
After arrival patients are usually seen first by a Nurse who can assess them, arrange tests and give some medicines such as painkillers. Patients will susequently be seen by a doctor or emergency nurse practitioner.
Leeds General Infirmary
The Emergency Department is sited on the Ground Floor, Jubilee Wing
St James's Hospital
The Emergency Department is sited on the Ground Floor, Chancellors Wing