Patients requiring emergency care may access A&E using the main hospital atrium entrance. Signage and security will be in place for directions.
As the planned multi-phased project to expand the department continues, the HSA would like to remind the community of the importance of utilizing A&E only in a true emergency. All A&E departments use a priority system – called 'triage' – where the most seriously ill patients are seen first.
Reasons to visit Accident & Emergency:
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent, severe chest pain
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe bleeding
- Severe allergic reactions
- Severe burns or scalds
- Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
A&E will remain open 24 hours a day without interruption to ensure the continuity of patient care.