Accident and Emergency

The Northern General Hospital Accident and Emergency Department is the primary centre for adult emergency care in Sheffield. It only sees patients older than 16 years of age and is located on D Floor, Huntsman Building, Northern General Hospital.

Children below the age of 16 who need emergency care should attend the Sheffield Children's Hospital Emergency Department 

The NGH ED provides unscheduled care for an average of 300 patients per day and has over 100,000 attendances per year. The Royal Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals are two of the UK's largest acute hospitals. Despite this, the NGH ED has one of the lowest hospital admission rates in the country.

Aims of department

The team seek to provide a high level of patient care, ensuring that our patients are assessed, treated and admitted and discharged within four hours where ever possible. The department manages everything from minor injuries, life threatening medical emergencies such as strokes and heart attacks, severe life or limb threatening injuries such as those from car accidents, and other less severe medical conditions such as abdominal pain.

Patients arrive by 999 ambulance, self referred, occasionally after consulting NHS Direct, a GP or the walk-in centre.
The department exists to undertake the prompt diagnosis and treatment of all acute emergencies. We strive to achieve excellence in teaching, research and quality care for all patients.

Is it an emergency?

An emergency is a situation where someone is experiencing a loss of consciousness, heavy bleeding, suspected broken bones, chest pain, breathing difficulties, an overdose, has swallowed something

 harmful, poisoning or has a deep wound. If thesituation is life threatening go to your nearest accident and emergency hospital or call 999.

Click here for help on deciding what care you need and how to access it.

Sheffield City GP Health Centre

Alternate means of accessing healthcare, unscheduled and out of hours is via the Sheffield City GP Health Centre. It is open 365 days a year from 0800-2000. It enables a patient to:

• Register with the GP practice as a patient
• Walk-in as an unregistered patient and see a GP or a nurse without an appointment
• Make an appointment with a GP or nurse as an unregistered patient

Sheffield City GP Health Centre
Rockingham House
Broad Lane
Sheffield, S1 3PB
(Please use S1 4BT with your sat nav)
Telephone: 0114 241 2700
Fax: 0114 241 2701

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