Emergency care


Our emergency care services include accident and emergency departments, urgent care centres (UCC) and specialist emergency centres. A&E services are located at St Mary’s and Charing Cross hospitals. UCC services are located at St Mary’s, Charing Cross and Hammersmith hospitals.

Our children’s A&E is located at St Mary’s Hospital and is staffed by paediatricians, emergency medicine doctors, emergency nurse practitioners and GPs. It is a purpose-built, child-friendly environment, which works alongside the adult A&E department.

Our hospitals are also the home to some of London’s specialist acute medicine centres including:

These centres are staffed by expert teams and provide specialised emergency treatment, giving patients the best chance of recovery. To ensure you receive the best possible specialist care, an ambulance may take you to one of these centres rather than your nearest emergency department.

Find out where to go for medical advice or treatment if you are feeling unwell or have had an accident.

Our staff should be able to carry out their work without fearing for their safety. We do not tolerate any threatening or aggressive behaviour towards staff. 

Sub specialties

Conditions and treatments

You will be seen by specialist doctors and nurses. We use a priority system where the most clinically unwell patients are seen first.

We offer CT scans, ultrasounds and x-rays, and appropriate treatment for each patient's condition. 

Additional information

In an emergency always dial 999.

If you are feeling unwell now call NHS 111 for advice and health information. The helpline is open 24 hours a day. You can also visit www.nhs.uk/111 to determine if your symptoms can be managed at home, if you need advice from the NHS or if you need to call for an ambulance.

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