999 and A&E


The 999 service is for critical emergencies that are potentially life-threatening. These include:

  • loss of consciousness
  • severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that can’t be stopped
  • acute confused states or fits that are not stopping
  • signs of a stroke

Accident and Emergency

A&E at the County Hospital treats range of conditions which include urgent care, emergency medical and trauma.

On arrival patients are assessed by a nurse who will determine the nature of the illness or injury and how urgent it is for them to be seen. How long patients wait will depend on the number of patients attending at the time and the complexity of their problems.

The County Hospital
Union Walk

Tel: 01432 355444

Open 24-hours-a-day every day