An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation, and Emergency Departments or the 999 ambulance service should only be used in these situations.
Serious life-threatening injuries and illnesses include things like:
- loss of consciousness
- heavy bleeding
- severe chest pain or
- breathing difficulty
- serious burns
- strokes and persistent fits.
Your local Emergency Department is located at Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD.