Emergencies

If you require urgent or emergency medical assistance there are a number of options. 

If you are uncertain please call 111 for advice. 

Please only call a 999 ambulance for serious and life threatening conditions.

Minor Accidents & Injuries

The Minor Injuries Unit provides treatment for adults (over 16) for non life threatening injuries or illnesses, such as:
• sprains and strains
• wound infections
• minor burns and scalds
• minor head injuries
• skin conditions
• insect and animal bites
• minor eye injuries
• minor injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

The unit cannot treat major injures to the chest and back, or any injury to the hips or thighs.

Location: B Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF

Tel: 0114 27 12 071
Open 8:00am - 8:00pm. No appointment necessary

Emergency Department

Emergency departments provide emergency care 24 hours per day for very serious or life threatening conditions.

Examples of an emergency is a situation where someone:

  • is experiencing a loss of consciousness
  • is having a fit/seizure
  • has heavy bleeding
  • has suspected broken bones
  • has chest pain
  • has breathing difficulties
  • has taken an overdose
  • has swallowed something harmful
  • poisoning or
  • has a deep wound

There are two emergency departments in Sheffield. One for adults and one for children.

Adults (over 16 years old)
Northern General Hospital
D Floor
Huntsman Building
Herries Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 7AU

Children (under 16 years old)
Sheffield Children's Hospital Emergency Department
Western Bank,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire,
S10 2TH

Emergency Eye Service

The emergency eye clinic is based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on Glossop Road and treats serious eye conditions where there is a threat to sight. For minor eye problems you should visit your pharmacy, optician or GP.

The emergency eye clinic is for adults only.

Hours 08:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday.