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Emergency Department

In a life threatening emergency, phone 999 for an ambulance to take you straight to the Emergency Department (ED).

The ED at Arrowe Park Hospital is for patients with major injuries, life threatening illnesses and urgent medial emergencies. Emergency services are very busy and you should only attend ED if you become seriously ill.

Our Emergency Department provides care for all patients on the Wirral and the surrounding area. Each year the department cares for over 90,000 patients. 

If you attend our department you will be assessed via a process known as triage. The purpose of triage is to assess the seriousness of a patient’s condition and ensure that the most seriously ill patients are treated first.

Children will be seen in the Children’s Emergency Department

Department Location:

The Emergency Department at Arrowe Park Hospital is located on the ground floor of the hospital and is clearly visible from the main car park.  The telephone number for the department is 0151 604 7716.

 If your medical condition is not serious, there are several options available to you:

  1. NHS 111
  2. Walk-in Centre
  3. Minor Injuries Unit
  4. General Practitioner

More information is available from our NHS Choose Well page.


Clinical Service Lead: Dr Bethan McGuigan

Matron:  Tom Fitzharris

Bethan McGuigan

Consultant Emergency Medicine Read More

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Dr Bethan McGuigan


Clinical Service Lead Emergency Department

Consultant Emergency Medicine

Paediatric Emergency Medicine




BMA, Fellow College of Emergency Medicine

Tony Good

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Dr Tony Good


Consultant Emergency Physician

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Consultant Emergency Physician, Arrowe Park Hospital


College of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Liverpool Medical Institute

Alan Pennycook

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Mr Alan Pennycook


Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Resuscitation /Trauma

Department participating in Promise Sepsis Trialv

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Chair of Resuscitation Committee


British Medical Association, College of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal Society of Medicine, Examiner for College of Emergency Medicine

Tom Williams

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Dr Tom Williams


Consultant in Critical Care & Anaesthesia

Critical Care & Anaesthesia

Education. Transfer of the Critically Ill Patient

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Faculty, Mersey School of Anaesthesia


Royal College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and British Medical Association

Andrea Wootten

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Dr Andrea Wootten


Emergency Medicine Consultant

Emergency Medicine

Resuscitation. Trauma. Emergency Department College tutor


MB ChB (Hons), 2001 & MRCS (Glasg), FCEM

College of Emergency Medicine, General Medical Council, British Medical Association and Medical Defence Union

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