Emergency care - A&E / 999 

There are a number of hospitals in the West Yorkshire area that provide emergency services, the main ones in our area are Bradford Royal Infirmary and Airedale Hospital which both have A&E departments. The hospitals in West Yorkshire that have emergency services can be found below.

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When to use A&E

An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with urgent and life-threatening emergencies, including:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • injury as result of an accident

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units (MIUs), more information about what treatment MIUs can provide can be found here. A list of MIUs in the Bradford area can be found on the NHS Choices services finder.  

If you are unsure of where to go for less severe injuries you can call NHS 111.  

Or watch Dee's A&E fail tale on when to use A&E...


More information about using emergency services can be found on the NHS Choices website

Calling 999 

You should call 999 when someone is seriously ill or injured and you believe that their life is at risk. If the situation is not life threatening but you do need help fast, please call NHS 111.  

Ambulance crews are highly trained in all aspects of emergency care, from trauma to cardiac arrests. More information about calling 999 and ambulance services can be found on the NHS Choices website

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust cover a vast area. If you live in a remote property and are worried that the ambulance service may not be able to find your home, visit their website for advice.

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