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Accident & Emergency 

 

Accident & Emergency Departments are located at:

Hairmyres Hospital

Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, G75 8RG
Tel: 01355 585000

Monklands Hospital

Monkscourt Avenue, Airdrie, ML6 0JS
Tel: 01236 748748

Wishaw General Hospital

50 Netherton Street, Wishaw, ML2 0DP
Tel: 01698 361100

Please do not use the Accident & Emergency Department for conditions that should be seen by your GP practice, pharmacist or minor injury service.
 
NHS 24 offers a wide range of advice for those patients who are not sure which service they should access.

NHS 24 can be contacted on 111.

You can also textphone on 18001 111.

Our pledge

Patients present themselves to the Accident & Emergency department with a variety of conditions across all age groups.

It is our aim is to see, treat, discharge or refer 98 per cent of these patients within the Scottish Governments national waiting time guarantee which is within four hours of their arrival.

  • Hairmyres Hospital’s Emergency Department treats around 170 patients a day
  • Monklands Hospital’s Emergency Department treats around 190 patients a day
  • Wishaw General Hospital’s Emergency Department treats around 200 patients a day

What happens when you arrive?

Naturally anyone who arrives at the Emergency Department with a serious or life threatening condition is dealt with instantly.

However, each Hospital’s Emergency Department now has a service where all those who present themselves at reception with a minor injury or illness are directed to a dedicated service. This means they no longer have to wait until emergency patients are seen first. This area has its own dedicated staff and equipment.

All these patients will be seen by a doctor or a nurse who has undertaken an extensive educational programme and is able to see, treat and discharge patients with a minor injury or illness.

How you can help us

Attendances at Hairmyres Emergency Department have grown considerably over the past 10 years and it is extremely important to us that we target care and treatment to those who need the services of an emergency department.

As such, individuals who can see their GP should do so where possible and we would also encourage people to make full use of the extensive services local pharmacies offer.

In general

Anyone who sustains an injury should take some relief for pain at home before seeking medical advice.

NHS 24 offers a wide range of advice for those patients who are not sure which service they should access.

NHS 24 can be contacted free on 111
You can also textphone on 18001 111