How busy is A&E right now?
Our hospitals' Emergency Departments (better known as A&E) are busy places. The live information below gives you an at-a-glance view of how busy each Emergency Department is. Patients with life-threatening or serious conditions should go to A&E. If your child needs emergency care, call 999. Patients with minor injuries or less serious conditions should access alternative health services where they will often receive care in a more effective and timely manner. Contact NHS 111 for more information.
|Location||Average Waiting time to Assessment|
|Royal Blackburn Hospital Emergency Department||2 - 3 Hrs|
|Royal Blackburn Hospital Urgent Care Unit||1 - 2 Hrs|
|Burnley General Hospital Urgent Care Unit||> 3 Hrs|
|Accrington Victoria Minor Injuries Unit||> 3 Hrs|
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How busy are emergency departments?
Waiting times at emergency departments can change significantly and quickly without warning, and therefore the times given here are not a guarantee of how long you will actually wait.
You will be seen in the emergency department based on your medical condition which is assessed by a member of staff when you first arrive. Patients will be seen in order of priority.