Accident and emergency

You should visit A&E or call 999 for life-threatening emergencies or other serious conditions. These include:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • persistent, severe chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped.

If you need an ambulance call 999, the emergency phone number in the UK.

Major A&E departments offer access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, although not all hospitals have an A&E department.

Where's my closest A&E? 

Northwick Park Hospital
Watford Road
Middlesex HA1 3UJ

Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
London NW3 2QG

St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
London W2 1NY

Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
London W6 8RF

For more information about A&E and urgent care centres (UCCs) click here.