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Emergency & urgent care

Emergency & urgent care

Last updated 30/04/20

Emergency numbers

Emergencies - call 999 or attend your local A&E

Non-emergencies and urgent care: call 111

It is useful to mention you have EB and show your I have EB card to all emergency professionals as this may help you get the best care. If additional specialist advice is required for your EB a clinician may wish to contact your EB team or an on-call dermatologist.

 

EB hospitals

Children’s services

Hospital EB Team Switchboard
Birmingham Women's & Children's Hospital 0121 333 8224 / 8757 0121 333 9999
Great Ormond Street Hospital 0207 829 7808 020 7405 9200
Royal Hospital for Children (Glasgow) 07930 854 944 0141 201 0000

Adult services

Hospital EB Team Switchboard
Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital 0207 188 0843 020 7188 7188
Solihull Hospital

0121 424 5232

0121 424 2000
Glasgow Royal Infirmary 07772 628 831 0141 414 6528 (A&E)

 

Concerns for the safety of yourself or someone else

Domestic violence helplines

Mental health support

  • Samaritans (call 116 123 for urgent situations)
  • Mind - mental health charity

 

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