The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Emergency Departments - A&E

Our A&E departments care for patients with serious emergencies and life threatening illnesses. If it is not an emergency please telephone 111 who will help you get the care you need.

The Leeds Children’s Emergency Department is in the Jubilee Wing at Leeds General Infirmary. There is no Emergency Department for children under 16 years old at St James's University Hospital.

A&E departments (also known as emergency departments) treat life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confusion and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma such as a road traffic accident

If you need to see a doctor or nurse urgently but it is not in a life-threatening condition you should find your nearest urgent treatment centreBefore attending an urgent treatment centre, please telephone 111. 

Minor Injuries Units can do x-rays and treat less serious injuries and illnesses. Find a minor injuries unit or walk-in centre in Leeds  

If your GP is closed or you can't get an appointment, please visit or call 111, which will direct you to the best local service. This could be an out-of-hours doctor, an urgent treatment centre or a walk-in centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening pharmacy

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