Emergency Departments (EDs) at hospitals are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for serious and life-threatening conditions. If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency you/they should call 999 or visit the nearest Emergency Department.
Medical emergencies include:
- loss of consciousness
- an acute, confused state
- fits that aren’t stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that can't be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height, or a serious head injury.
Across Morecambe Bay our Emergency Departments are located at:
Furness General Hospital, Dalton Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Telephone: 01229 870870
Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ashton Road, Lancaster
Telephone: 01524 65944