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A&E is for emergencies

09 January 2017
A&E is for emergencies and life-threatening conditions


Our message to the public is not to come to A&E unless it is an emergency or their condition is life-threatening.

If you come to A&E and it is not an emergency then you will wait a long time. We have to prioritise treating the sickest patients first, those with life-threatening injuries or need emergency attention.

•        Suspected heart attack or stroke

•        Chest pain

•        Unconsciousness

•        Heavy blood loss

•        Suspected broken bones

•        Deep wounds such as stab wounds

•        Severe breathing difficulties

•        Head injuries

For less serious problems, the Choose well website includes more information about services in Cambridgeshire, including:


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