The Emergency Department (ED) is for patients requiring emergency care for life-threatening conditions. Please use the service carefully so it can best support those with life-threatening and serious conditions.
UCLH does not have a stand-alone Urgent Treatment Centre (this is for minor injuries and illnesses such as cuts, minor burns, sprains, etc). This means that all patients coming to the Emergency Department at UCLH are seen by the ED team. Please consider whether your care needs to be provided by them.
Our Emergency Department may not be the most appropriate place for you to come to seek medical advice and help. If your condition is not an emergency there are alternative services that you can access across London and closer to home. For non-emergency problems (such as coughs, colds, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea and vomiting, ear aches and sprains) please consider other treatment options such as: