Publish date: 14 September 2022

Her Majesty The Queen’s state funeral will be held on Monday 19 September, and will be a national bank holiday.

We will continue to provide emergency, urgent and time-critical services for patients as normal on Monday. We will also continue to run routine outpatient clinics where possible, however, we are rescheduling a proportion of non-urgent appointments and some surgery.

We will contact you to let you know if your appointment or surgery needs to be rescheduled. Please be assured that we will re-book all postponed care as soon as possible.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding and are very grateful to our staff who will be working over the bank holiday. We understand this may be a difficult time for many and we are working hard to provide as much care as possible, while supporting our patients and staff during the period of national mourning.

If you are travelling to our hospitals on Monday, please check the Transport for London and National Rail websites for the latest updates and allow extra time for your journey.

How to access healthcare over the bank holiday weekend

The NHS remains open for you this bank holiday weekend – if have an urgent care need, please don’t wait. You can reach out for help by contacting NHS 111 online or call 111. 

Some local pharmacies may have different opening hours during a bank holiday – search ‘find a pharmacy NHS’ to locate an open pharmacy near you. 

If you need urgent dental treatment this bank holiday, contact your regular dentist or use NHS 111 online for information about your local out of hours service.   

You can order medication using the NHS App, or through your GP practice, which may also have an online service.


Read our tribute to Her Majesty The Queen