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Emergency department

Who we are

The Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal is the biggest and busiest in Merseyside.

All patients that come to our Emergency Department will be seen and assessed by a qualified member of the nursing team, subject to a national set of assessment guidelines, a decision will be made as to which area of the department will best suit your clinical needs.

What happens when you see us

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital has the city’s emergency department.

The service is a 24-hour, seven day a week walk-in service.

This means you do not need to book an appointment. A comprehensive emergency service is provided including on-site senior accident and emergency staff, triage, nurse practitioners, trauma team, CT scanning, cardiac arrest team, decontamination facilities and specialist opinion from all major specialties.

A&E is a service for patients who have an emergency that cannot be dealt with at one of the walk-in clinics noted above or by an appointment with your GP. Due to high demand, please only attend A&E if you have a genuine emergency. 

Where we are

A&E is accessible via Mount Vernon Street (L7 8YE), off Prescot Street. Please do not attend the old Royal Liverpool University Hospital A&E.