In case of an acute emergency please dial 999.
Accident & Emergency
The nearest A&E Dept is at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (020 8836 6000).
24 Hour Advice
The NHS 111 service provides information, advice and access to medical services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls to 111 are free from both landlines and mobile phones.
In some cases a visit to an NHS Walk-in Centre may be appropriate. The facility within the Clover Health Centre (SE18 6AB) is open between 8.00am and 8.00pm seven days a week.
Tel: 020 8331 0567
Notes on Guidance
Some emergencies are self-evident - collapse, major stroke, haemorrhage, poisoning, electrocution, severe burns, suspected heart attack, major fractures or serious injury all warrant a 999 ambulance.
Other emergencies such as severe abdominal pain, pneumonia, severe headache, worsening asthma, high fever in a young or listless child, all need to be dealt with promptly by a GP. Less serious problems eg earache, minor fevers, coughs and colds, tummy upsets, can usually initially be dealt with using over-the-counter medicines or wait for a routine appointment with the GP and should generally not be presented as emergencies for GPs.