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Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are open 24 hours and should only be used in emergencies.  The local emergency department is situated at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Royal Blackburn Hospital
Haslingden Road


Phone 999 for an ambulance only if the emergency is very urgent, critical or life threatening. Phoning an ambulance for non-urgent cases could put other people who need emergency treatment in danger. Phone an ambulance if you think:

    • The patient’s illness or injury is life threatening
    • The illness or injury may get worse, or become life threatening, on the way to hospital
    • Moving them without trained people or special equipment could cause more injury

If you think someone is suffering from one of the following, you must phone 999 for an ambulance:

    • Heart attack
    • Sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
    • Heavy bleeding
    • Unconsciousness (even if the patient has regained consciousness)
    • Traumatic back, spine or neck pain

111 and NHS Choices

If in doubt as to whether it is an emergency, call 111 or visit the NHS website – www.nhs.uk