Accident and Emergency Services
It is always important to know what you should do in a medical emergency.
If you are new to Edinburgh or unsure of the services available, please read this carefully!
In an emergency you should go to the hospital immediately, they are open 24 hours.
Examples of emergency situations include
- Acute medical conditions – e.g heart attack
- Suspected broken bones
- Deep wounds
- Heavy blood loss
- Difficulty breathing
There are two nearby hospitals with A&E departments:
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Old Dalkeith Road
Phone number: 0131 536 1000
St Johns Hospital
Howden Road West
Phone number: 01506 523 000
If you are on campus and require emergency transport to the hospital contact SafeGuarding (via Safezone App, or call 0131 451 3500 or pick up the red phone) who can arrange for a contract taxi (no charge) or an ambulance to take you to the hospital.
If you are off-campus call 999 and ask for an ambulance.
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