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.