Skip to content
Current waiting times (average) Emergency Dept. (A&E): 180 minutes Emergency Dept. (children): 0 minutes Learn more about our waiting times

About our Emergency Department (A&E) wait time

On arrival to the Emergency Department (A&E), patients are assessed and triaged.

Our Emergency Department (A&E) wait time is approximate and provided for information purposes only.

The Emergency Department (A&E) wait time is updated every 15 minutes. The wait time provided, displays the amount of time (in hours and minutes) that it takes for a patient to see a doctor or registered nurse / specialist practitioner from the time of their arrival at the Emergency Department (A&E). This occurs after the patient is assessed and triaged.

The wait time displays the most current wait time based on the last rolling 60-minutes for all patients who are currently visiting our Emergency Department (A&E).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are other people being seen before me?
    In an emergency, the sickest patients will always be seen first. They will have been seen by a triage nurse first to determine the seriousness of each patient's illness and care for them accordingly.
  • Why are wait times always changing?
    The Emergency Department (A&E) demand can change quickly and dramatically. An incident such as a serious car accident can unexpectedly and significantly impact wait time.
  • What if my condition isn't a real emergency and I don't know where else to go?
    If your condition is not an immediate emergency you may have other options for care.

Keep up to date with the latest news

Read the latest news from across all our services.

Subscribe to Trust Matters, our regular newsletter.

Tell Us Your Views

Please feedback to us about your experiences, along with how to raise any concerns, complaints or questions.