Every year our Emergency Services (Accident and Emergency at the Northern General Hospital, Minor Injuries at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the Emergency Eye Clinic at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital) provide care for over 140,000 people. This means that on any one day there will be more than 380 patients who require treatment for both severe and less serious illness or injury.
We try to ensure all patients wait as short a time as possible to be seen by our specialist teams and the majority of people are seen within a maximum of 4 hours. Most patients are seen more quickly than this. If they have a life threatening injury or illness they are given priority and seen immediately.
On rare occasions, due to the high number of patients attending the A&E department or because there has been a significant number of severe cases, some patients with minor illness or injury may wait longer than we would normally expect. When this happens we will try to keep patients informed of how long they can expect to wait or offer an alternative place where they can receive appropriate treatment. For details of alternatives to the Accident and Emergency Department or to check if you need emergency care click here (link to Choose well page)
Summary of December's A&E performance
Summary of November's A&E performance
Summary of October's A&E performance
Summary of September's A&E performance
Summary of August's A&E performance
Summary of July's A&E performance
Summary of June's A&E performance