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Emergency and Urgent Services

The Paediatric Emergency Department (PED) at Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital sees 46,000 children each year with up to 200 children attending each day. This includes children arriving by ambulance, children brought by parents and all emergency admissions to RMCH, and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week..

Emergency departments assess and treat patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit our department or call 999 for emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness,
  • pain that is not relieved by simple analgesia,
  • acute confused state,
  • persistent, severe chest pain, or
  • breathing difficulties

If an ambulance is needed, call 999, the emergency phone number in England. You can also dial 112, which is the equivalent for the European Union.

An emergency is a sudden injury or illness. It is often obvious if somebody needs immediate emergency care. If you are not sure if a situation is an emergency, you can call 111 for advice, or visit an out-of-hours GP service.


At our department a doctor or nurse will assess your condition and decide on further action. You usually have to wait before you are seen, particularly at weekends. Grazes, bruises and sprains are not normally thought of as emergencies. They can be treated at home, by your GP or in an NHS Walk-in Centre.


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Contact Details:

Telephone: 0161 701 9101/9102


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