Emergency Departments

Our A&E departments care for patients with serious emergencies and life threatening illnesses.

Please do not come to our A&E departments for the primary purpose of getting a Covid-19 test. Our A&E staff only test people who are seriously ill or injured and who need to be admitted to hospital as an emergency - the department is not a community testing centre.

Where to go for a COVID-19 test

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.

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

Minor Injuries Units can perform x-rays and treat less serious injuries and illnesses without the need for an appointment. Find a minor injuries unit or walk-in centre in Leeds  

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