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.

For more information on A&E departments visit the NHS website below:



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

Website: https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/emergency-services-in-lewisham

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E – Stadium Rd, Woolwich, London SE18 4QH

Tel: 020 8836 6000
Website: https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/adult-emergency-services-in-greenwich

  • Kings College Hospital A&E - Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 9RS

Tel: 020 3299 9000
Website: https://www.kch.nhs.uk/patientsvisitors/patients/emergency-patients

  • St Thomas’ Hospital A&E - Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Tel: 020 7188 7188
Website: http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/emergency-care/accident-and-emergency.aspx

  • Princess Royal University Hospital - Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent BR6 8ND

Tel: 01689 863486