Meaning of A & E in English:

A & E

Pronunciation /ˌeɪ ən(d) ˈiː/


  • Accident and emergency (a hospital department providing immediate treatment to people who are injured or taken ill)

    ‘a nurse at work told me I should go to A & E’
    • ‘an A & E department’
    • ‘The process is the same even if you arrive at the A & E department by ambulance.’
    • ‘Often the A & E department will be at the major hospital for your area.’
    • ‘Three emergency routes in the A & E unit and the observation ward were obstructed.’
    • ‘There had been an 18-bed ward adjacent to the A & E at the time, with nobody in it.’
    • ‘The hospital hopes to increase the number of nurse practitioners in the A & E department.’
    • ‘Poisoning is another reason that people visit the A & E department.’
    • ‘As well as the A & E, the wing has ten four-bedded wards and 80 single rooms.’
    • ‘After admission to the A & E, a preliminary diagnosis of constipation was made.’
    • ‘On March 2, ambulances were turned away from the old A & E because of overcrowding.’
    • ‘They recommended we take him to A & E at the local hospital.’
    • ‘We were taken to York Hospital and looked after in the A & E Department.’
    • ‘Go straight to A & E if the cut is to an artery or if the bleeding will not stop.’
    • ‘My injury occurred about 100 yards from the present A & E department!’
    • ‘Departments have pulled together to release beds and expertise when required to relieve the A & E burden.’
    • ‘It was only when I got to the A & E department that I realised it was serious.’
    • ‘She threw her sandwich away in the bin and walked back into the A & E room.’
    • ‘The waiting area, and triage room, is somewhat isolated away from the main A & E unit.’
    • ‘The A & E department is equipped to hold no more than eight patients.’
    • ‘This has meant additional pressure on beds and on the A & E Departments.’
    • ‘Should you need to visit your local A & E department to get an x-ray, the same principle will apply.’