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Aintree University Hospital - Accident & Emergency (A & E)

Provides urgent treatment for serious and life threatening conditions.

If you are unsure whether the Accident and Emergency Department is the right place for you to get treatment, you can call 111 or visit the NHS website (cilck).

NHS 111 - for non-emergencies

You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

What to expect in Accident and Emergency

We aim to see all our patients as quickly and as safely as possible when they visit the Accident and Emergency Department.

Please remember that everyone is assessed on clinical need so people will not always been seen in the order that they arrive.


You will be booked into the department by our reception staff who will ask you for a number of details including your personal information, GP details and your presenting complaint or condition.

Initial Assessment

An experienced nurse or doctor will see you and assess your condition. At this point they may direct you to an alternative area in the department for further assessment and/or treatment. You may also be discharged with advice and/or medication and treatment if required.


Following assessment, you will either be discharged from the department or admitted to the hospital.

Discharged patients will leave with advice and/or medication and treatment with a letter being sent to your GP outlining what has happened or if any follow up is required.

If it is decided that you require further treatment you may be admitted to the hospital. You will be referred to a relevant specialist team who will take over your care.

We are unable to provide transport home for most patients. If you want to order a taxi, there is a free phone in the A&E waiting area and Aintree is well served by public transport.

Additional Information

Council Area
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city
What age groups is this for?
Any age
What groups of people is this for?
The general public
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How to get there
Travelling by bus: The following bus routes travel close to the hospital with stops in Lower Lane and Longmoor Lane: 17, 20, 62, 102, 122, 159, 209 and 218. The 102, 122 and 159 buses travel into the hospital grounds. Travelling by train: Rail users can travel to nearby Fazakerley railway station which has regular service connections with central Liverpool and Kirkby stations. The station is on the opposite side of the road from the Longmoor lane entrance to the hospital grounds. It is approximately a 15 minute walk to the Main Entrance / Outpatients Area.
Disabled access
How much will it cost me?
When is this service open?
The A&E service is a 24-hour, seven day a week walk-in service.
How can I access this service?
Go to reception


Lower Lane
L9 7AL

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