Urgent and Emergency Care Centre

Accident and Emergency

Accident and emergency departments at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Latest figures show we treat more than 127,000 patients a year.

Get the Right Care

We believe getting that getting the right care, in the right place, at the right time is really important. Find out what urgent and primary care services are available across South Tees.

Ambulatory Emergency Care

Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) is a service which provides same day emergency care to patients at our hospitals. This means that patients are assessed, diagnosed, treated and then sent home the same day with ongoing clinical follow-up as required.

Acute Assessment Unit

Lots of our emergency adult inpatients can be managed safely and appropriately within daytime hours without needing to be admitted to a hospital bed for an overnight stay. Acute Assessment Units ensure the safe, effective management of these patients through a rapid process delivered by a skilled workforce.

Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is the first point of entry for patients referred to hospital as emergencies by their GP and those requiring admission from the Emergency Department.

Rapid Access Frailty Assessment (RAFA) unit

The rapid access frailty assessment (RAFA) unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough aims to enable patients to be discharged more quickly, reducing unnecessary stays in hospital.

Critical Care Department

The critical care department at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust cares for 2,600 seriously ill adult patients every year at James Cook and Friarage hospitals.

Minor Injury Unit - Redcar Hospital

If you have a minor injury you can go to Redcar Primary Care Hospital without an appointment (open 24 hours a day until 1 April 2017 when new opening times will be 8am to 9.30pm).