A&E or 999


You should only attend A&E with the most serious, life or limb threatening emergencies and only dial 999 if you think you need an emergency ambulance. Symptoms of serious illness include:

  • Life threatening choking
  • Chest pain
  • Stroke
  • Blacking out
  • Severe blood loss
  • Severe breathing difficulty
  • Severe injury
  • Broken bones (where the bone sticks out or severe deformity)
  • Large/deep cuts
  • Stab wounds
  • Severe burns

A&E is for real emergencies.  If you are in doubt Talk before you walk and ring NHS 111.A+E, it's serious stuff

Depending on where you live in East Riding, the nearest A&E departments for East Riding of Yorkshire residents are:

Hull Royal Infirmary
Scunthorpe General Hospital
Scarborough General Hospital
York Hospital

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can use the 999 service through a textphone by calling 18000. Calls are connected to the TextDirect system and the textphone will display messages to tell you what is happening.  A typetalk relay assistant will automatically join the call. They will talk back what you've typed to the 999 adviser and, in return, type back the adviser’s conversation, so you can read it on your textphone's display or computer.