Our A&E / emergency department at the Lister treats around 75,000 people a year, many of whom have a major illness or very serious injury.
Within the department, we also have a dedicated area to treat people who are suffering from more minor injuries. During the day, we ask people with minor illnesses to contact their GP; at night or weekends, they should call NHS 111.
How it works
When people come into our department, they are seen first by an experienced nurse. This is called triage and done to make sure seriously ill patients are seen first. During evenings and weekends, patients with minor illnesses may be redirected, if appropriate, to the out-of-hours GP service that is located close to the emergency department.
There is also a dedicated children’s A&E /emergency department at the Lister, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This service is run by specially trained nurses and doctors who have a great deal of experience working with children. It also has a separate four-bed children’s ambulatory unit (CAU) for the on-going observation and treatment of children.
Adults, children and babies – During the day, please contact your GP. At night or weekends, contact the GP out of hours service or NHS 111. Check Symptoms website also offers health advice and you can check your symptoms with their online self help guide.
Getting to the Lister
Click here for more information about how to get to the Lister hospital and to find out more about parking.