Emergency services deal with genuine life-threatening emergencies such as:
- loss of consciousness
- persistent severe chest pains
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scolds
- confused state and fits that are not stopping and come on suddenly
Emergency services are available in the A&E (Accident & Emergency) departments of local hospitals (sometimes known as emergency or casualty departments).
If you need an emergency response vehicle, like an ambulance, you should dial 999.
If it’s not life-threatening, but you need medical advice fast, you can dial NHS 111, the free NHS helpline instead.
Local A&E departments for adults
- Liverpool City Centre: Royal Liverpool Hospital
- North Liverpool: Aintree Hospital
- Southport: Southport Hospital
- Whiston: Whiston Hospital