Hospital care and emergency services
The hospitals provide a range of care and treatment, which include surgery, overnight stays, outpatient appointments and rehabilitation.
The trust is also a regional specialist centre for the following care and treatment (note all links below go to an external site):
- Plastic surgery and burns treatment
- Cancer treatment, including radiotherapy, drug therapies and cancer surgery
- Specialist mobility rehabilitation treatment, such as artificial limbs and wheelchairs
- Major trauma treatment
- Neurosurgery and neurology treatment, including brain surgery and treatment of nervous system diseases
- Renal treatment for kidney diseases
Accident and Emergency departments provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or are badly injured, for example choking, chest pain, severe bleeding and blacking out.
If you telephone 999 and tell the operator that there is a medical emergency, a response vehicle may be sent to your location.
Emergency services are very busy. They should be used for serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions only.
If you need any urgent advice, call NHS 111 or call your normal GP (family doctor) surgery and listen for the instructions on how to contact the GP our of hours service. You should also call NHS 111 if you need emergency dental care.