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. Our what3words location is crush.accent.caring
Scunthorpe A&E is on the Cliff Gardens side of the hospital. Get directions. Out what3words location is useful.chief.live
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
If you have a medical problem, and you’re not sure what to do you can call 111 or use their online service. You can also search hundreds of conditions and find local services on the NHS website.
Unwell? Choose well
We know that finding the right place to go when you become ill or are injured can be confusing. By selecting the right service for your illness or injury, you’re not only looking after your health but using your NHS services responsibly and in a way that helps hardworking staff to treat and care for patients appropriately.
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.