Accident and Emergencies

A&E treats life threatening or serious injuries and illnesses following an accident or medical emergency. 

The treatment you receive will depend on your clinical need.

Examples of situations where going to A&E would be appropriate include:

  • Suspected broken bones
  • Severe blood loss
  • Drug overdose
  • Loss of consciousness

If you are unable to get the patient to A&E, either yourself or via public transport (for example by taxi), or suspect that medical attention is required as a matter of urgency (for example, someone has lost consciousness and remains unconscious), dial 999 for an ambulance.

Local A&Es are open 24 hours-a-day.

For minor injuries such as minor burns and scalds, bites, cuts, simple fractures, sprains, bruises and wound infections, visit one of the county’s Minor Injury Units.

Accident and Emergency addresses and contact details

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

 Princess Royal Hospital

Mytton Oak Road

Tel: 01743 261000

Apley Castle

Tel: 01952 641222