Welcome to the Emergency Department ED

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Your journey through ED.Reception. If you arrive at the walk-in entrance, please book in with the reception staff. They will take a few details and book you onto our system. Then they will direct you to the waiting area. If your arrive via ambulance, you will be taken straight to the Patient Assessment and Triage (PAT) area in Majors or …

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Severe infection, sepsis ED

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Overview.You have been seen in the Emergency Department and are being treated for a suspected severe infection or sepsis, or because we feel you may be at risk of developing sepsis. This leaflet describes the signs and symptoms of sepsis and how we treat it. Sepsis is a rare but serious reaction to an infection. If you develop sepsis you …

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Seizures and the First Seizure Clinic ED

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Seizures. You have been seen in the Emergency Department with a suspected seizure. A seizure (or fit) is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that briefly affects how you feel or act. It can range from a small flicker of a muscle to complete loss of consciousness with uncontrolled movements of your limbs. It may be triggered …

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Pneumothorax Advice for patients seen in the Emergency Department

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Overview You have been seen in the Emergency Department and found to have a pneumothorax. A pneumothorax is air that is trapped between a lung and the chest wall. The air usually gets there either from the lungs or, if you have an injury, through the wound. Typically, it causes a sudden sharp, stabbing pain on one side of the …

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Pneumonia and chest infections emergency department leaflet

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Overview You have been seen in the Emergency Department and diagnosed with a suspected chest infection or pneumonia. This leaflet gives advice on how to manage at home now you have been discharged from hospital. Do’s and don’ts Do get plenty of rest but get up and move around as you can. Do drink lots of water to loosen any …

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Palpitations emergency department leaflet

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Overview You have been seen in the Emergency Department because of heart palpitations. This leaflet discusses possible causes, how to avoid a recurrence and when to seek help. Heart palpitations are heartbeats that suddenly become more noticeable. Palpitations may seem alarming and be uncomfortable. Although palpitations can be caused by abnormal rhythms such as supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) and atrial fibrillation …

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