Accident and Emergency

The Emergency Department at the Northern General Hospital is a large adult-only city department with 125,000 new attendances each year and acts as the Major Trauma centre for South Yorkshire. Children below the age of 16 who need emergency care should attend the Sheffield Children's Hospital Emergency Department The directorate also manages a satellite nurse-led Minor Injuries Unit (20,000 new patients) across the city. This ENP led and is open from 08:00 until 20:30 every day but this service has been relocated to the Northern General site during the Covid-19 pandemic.Emergency Medicine is part of the same directorate as Acute Medicine and is very focused on providing high quality medical care as well as providing high quality consultant led major trauma care to patients from South Yorkshire, North East Derbyshire with excellent outcomes. A Clinical Decision Unit runs 24/7 and the directorate also has a Same Day Emergency Care unit that is overseen by our Acute Medicine team.

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 and emergency medical conditions to life threatening medical conditons and severe life or limb threatening injuries.

Patients arrive by 999 ambulance or are 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, with onward referrals into hospital or specialist clinics if needed. 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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