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Accidents and Emergencies

Accidents And Emergencies

Our nearest Accident & Emergency department is situated at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Accidents & Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency trestment.

A&E departments assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness,
  • pain that is not relieved by simple analgesia,
  • acute confused state,
  • persistent,severe chest pain, or
  • breathing difficulties

 If an ambulance is needed, call 999, the emergency phone number in England. You can also dial 112, which is the equivalent for the European Union.

Major A&E departments offer access 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.Not all hospitals have an A&E department.

At A&E a doctor or nurse will assess your condition and decide on further action. You usually have to wait before you are seen, particularly on Friday or Saturday nights.A&E departments try to see, diagnose and treat 95% of people within four hours of arrival.

 

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