Accident and emergency departments should be used when someone is seriously ill or injured.
Examples of medical emergencies include:
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state
- fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
A&E departments are not an alternative to a GP appointment. If your GP practice is closed you can get expert medical advice and useful information by calling NHS 111.
A&E is for emergencies only
A&E departments are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The list of local A&E departments can be found below:
University Hospital Lewisham A&E
Lewisham High St, London SE13 6LH
Tel: Adults A&E 020 8333 3042/3043
Childrens A&E 020 8333 3138
Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E
Stadium Rd, Woolwich, London SE18 4QH
Tel: 020 8836 6000
Kings College Hospital A&E
Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 9RS
Tel: 020 3299 9000
St Thomas’ Hospital A&E
Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
Tel: 020 7188 7188
Princess Royal University Hospital
Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent BR6 8ND
Tel: 01689 863486
The eye A&E team offers emergency treatment for urgent, sight-threatening problems.
- Chemical injuries to the eye – always wash the eye out for 10-15 minutes before attending A&E
- Sudden loss of vision
- Sudden onset of a painful red eye
- Injury to the eye.
The nearest eye A&E is located at Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Road, London EC1V 2PD
Tel: 020 7253 3411