What do you do in the event of an Emergency?

If you have a severe injury or a serious accident, you should call: 999

Severe injuries will be dealt with in the accident and emergency unit (A&E) at Darlington Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, Telephone: 01325 380100

The A&E unit is not an alternative to your GP. Don’t go to A&E because your own doctor can’t see you straight away. Using A&E inappropriately for minor problems may prevent others with life threatening conditions from getting immediate care.

You should call 999  when someone has a serious injury or illness such as:

  • Chest pains 
  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Has collapsed 
  • Is unconscious 
  • Has severe trauma 
  • Severe pain and bleeding 
  • Serious road traffic accident