07 Aug 2019
If you don't have a life threatening illness or injury, please use the St Helens Urgent Treatment Centre which currently has a waiting time of 2 and a half hours.
The A&E department at The A&E at Whiston Hospital is exceptionally busy and staff are working extremely hard but waiting times are very long as those who are most unwell will take priority.
If you don't have a life threatening illness or injury, please consider other NHS services in the community to keep A&E free for those who really need to be there.
- NHS 111 or www.111.nhs.uk
- Your local GP surgery - also offers out of hours appointments at three hubs in St Helens
- St Helens Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the Millennium Centre for cuts, sprains, suspected fractures, minor illness and injuries - open until 10pm.
The UTC currently has a waiting time of 2 and a half hours - quicker than A&E.
A&E and 999 should only be used for life threatening illness or injury such as choking, chest pain, blood loss, open fracture, suspected stroke.