Accident and Emergency

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

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped

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

Please spare a moment to think before you go to A&E as you may be able to receive appropriate treatment in a number of other services, including:

NHS 111 - available 24 hours a day and seven days a week – simply dial 111 to speak to trained professionals who can provide medical advice and advise you on the best local service to offer the care you need.

Where to go for care

If you are unsure what service is appropriate for different conditions, see out handy guide for a rundown of what services to use and when:

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Local Accident and Emergency services around Thurrock 

Basildon Hospital
Nethermayne
Basildon
Essex
SS16 5NL
Tel: 0845 155 3111
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex
SS0 0RY
Tel: 01702 435555
Queen's Hospital
Rom Valley Way
Romford
Essex
RM7 0AG
Tel: 0330 400 4333
Broomfield Hospital
Court Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 7ET
Tel: 01245 362000

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