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.

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