Our Emergency Departments (EDs) at Pinderfields and Dewsbury Hospitals are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the treatment of serious and potentially life threatening conditions.
Due to the construction of a temporary building next to our A&E department, there will be some changes to how you access our A&E department due to the A&E car park being closed.
This means that access to A&E will be closed off from the Bar Lane entrance.
Our Emergency Departments (EDs) at Pinderfields and Dewsbury Hospitals are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the treatment of serious and potentially life threatening conditions. These include:
If it is not a life-threatening emergency and you don’t need immediate medical attention, please consider other options before dialling 999 or coming to the Emergency Department.
Choosing the most appropriate place for care allows ambulance and ED staff to concentrate on people whose lives are at risk, and can potentially save you a long wait.
Our Emergency Departments are extremely busy at the moment. Please only attend if you are acutely unwell - in serious or life-threatening situations.
Those people who are assessed as lower acuity will wait for long periods or be asked to seek alternative support. This includes NHS 111, GP services, including out of hours GP, and your local pharmacy.
Thank you for your support in helping us to look after those who are most in need of our expertise.
If you think you may need to go to the emergency department but you’re not sure you can seek help and advice from a number of other places, such as:
You can also visit our Urgent Treatment Centre at Pontefract Hospital. Click here to see what can be treated there.
It is importat that you choosing the right service when you’re feeling under the weather. Doing this will ensure that you receive the advice and treatment you require as well as allowing services to be able to see people who may need urgent emergency care.
Below you will find information on the available services should you need advice, care or treatment.
Please be aware we prioritise the treatment of our patients according to the seriousness of their condition so you may see people who arrived after you being treated before you.
Patients will have an initial assessment as soon as possible after arrival – this is usually by a nurse.
Following that initial assessment, tests, further assessment by a doctor or specialist nurse, and/or treatment may be advised. Some patients may require admission to hospital – this could be either at Wakefield or Dewsbury according to the patient’s condition. A few patients may need specialist care elsewhere.