In an emergency
We have two Accident and Emergency departments
Our emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone seeking treatment for an urgent problem caused by an accident or illness.
You should be aware that our emergency departments are extremely busy, so please consider whether your family doctor can help you before making your journey.
Other options for advice and treatment
NHS Direct – 0845 46 47 provides information and advice from specially trained nurses who can advise you whether you need to come into hospital or whether to see your family doctor.
If you contact your GP surgery outside of your family doctor’s normal hours of work, you will be redirected to an out-of-hours service.
Urgent care in your area
- Urgent Care Centres (UCC) can be found within the main entrances to the accident and emergency departments at both Northwick Park and Central Middlesex hospitals*. Patients who need to be seen quickly, but who do not have life-threatening illnesses or accidents, can walk into these centres. You can receive treatment for cuts, grazes, lacerations, sprains, strains, broken bones, bites, stings, infected wounds, minor head injuries, minor eye infections, foreign bodies and scratches. If you present yourself at one of these UCCs and your condition is diagnosed as being more serious you will be referred to the A+E department which is next door.
*The UCC at Northwick Park Hospital is run by NHS Harrow and Care UK run the centre at Central Middlesex Hospital, these services are not run by The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Urgent Treatment Centre and Walk-in-Centre at Edgware, where you can go for treatment for cuts that require stitches, grazes, strains and sprains, insect bites, minor burns and minor illnesses such as tonsillitis, urinary tract infections and emergency contraception.
- Minor Injuries Service at Mount Vernon Hospital where you can receive treatment for cuts, grazes, lacerations, sprains, strains, broken bones, bites, stings, infected wounds, minor head injuries, minor eye infections, foreign bodies and scratches. Mount Vernon Hospital on Rickmansworth Road, Northwood HA6 2RN, and is open every day 9am-8pm. Reception: 01923 844201
- NHS GP Walk-in Clinic Based at Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, HA0 4UZ. Open 8am-8pm, 365 days a year. No appointment necessary, you will be seen by an experienced nurse or doctor, however they will not make hospital referrals or provide repeat prescriptions. There are no X-ray facilities available within this clinic.