What to do in an emergency
Our emergency departments (A&Es) at Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit us or call 999 if you need an ambulance in a life-threatening emergency, 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 you suspect someone is having a stroke.
Grimsby A&E is located next to the main entrance of the hospital. Get directions.
Scunthorpe A&E is on the Cliff Gardens side of the hospital. Get directions.
Our emergency departments see attendances of more than 12,000 every month. Please note, if you attend with a minor ailment, you may have a long wait to be seen as we prioritise those who need urgent treatment.
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency
Alternatives to A&E
A&E doesn’t have to be your first port of call. Your GP, pharmacist or Urgent Treatment Centre can help with minor injuries and ailments such as cuts and grazes, sprains and strains, burns and scalds, back pain, vomiting and stomach ache.
Use your local urgent treatment centre for:
- Cuts and grazes
- Sprains and strains
- Simple broken bones
- Minor burns and scalds
- Insect and animal bites.
See your GP for:
- Ear pain
- Stomach pain
- Visit your local pharmacist for:
- Runny nose
- Heartburn and indigestion