Emergency services

What to do in an emergency 

We offer three distinct emergency department (A&E) services. Ambulances outside A&E at St Thomas' Hospital

If you have been suffering from a medical problem for more than 48 hours, or have a long standing illness or health problem, please try:

  • Call 111 if it's not an emergency calling NHS 111 - this service offers health information and advice from a specially trained nurse over the phone 24 hours a day
  • calling your GP surgery to make an appointment to see your usual doctor.  

More information about our department

Our emergency department (A&E) was recently rated 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission after an inspection they carried out at the end of 2015.

We see approximately 140,000 patients per year, making us one of the busiest emergency departments in London. We also see around 100 ambulances every day.