Coronavirus: emergency service update
We have visiting restrictions in place. Please check visiting patients page before you come to the emergency department.
Please visit the main Trust coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.
We offer three distinct emergency department (A&E) services.
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:
- calling NHS 111 for patient information and if necessary referral to the emergency services. Across South East London, NHS 111 can issue prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice and book a face to face appointment if you need one. You can either phone NHS 111 or go to 111 online for assistance. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- 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 150,000 patients per year, making us one of the busiest emergency departments in London. We also see around 100 ambulances every day.