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Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (also known as A&E or casualty) is for major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries and offers access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Our Emergency Department is located at Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Apologies due to technical issues information on waiting times is currently unavailable.

You should attend if you have any of the following:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma such as a road traffic accident
If you are not sure where to go, call NHS 111 for advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is free to call from landlines and mobiles.

Before going to our Emergency Department, think about whether you should visit or could you be seen by a different healthcare professional.  The Emergency Department is not an alternative to a GP appointment.

If your GP is closed you can go to or call 111, which will direct you to the best local service.


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