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Accident and Emergency Services

By HWResLife 04 Mar 2021

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

  • Accidents
  • 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
Little France
Old Dalkeith Road

Phone number: 0131 536 1000


St Johns Hospital
Howden Road West
EH54 6PP

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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