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Accident & Emergency

Northwick Park Hospital

The accident and emergency (A&E) department at Northwick Park Hospital provides a 24 hour emergency service, 365 days a year. The service has a dedicated children's A&E, providing separate facilities for the treatment of children up to 16 years of age

Central Middlesex Hospital

Temporarily from 14 November 2011 the accident and emergency department at Central Middlesex Hospital will run an 11 hour service from 8am-7pm. The Urgent Care Centre run by Care UK operates a 24 hour service.

More information on the change to this service can be found in this leaflet.

Description of service

Attending accident and emergency

If you are unwell or injured you can go to accident and emergency by yourself or get a friend, family member or carer to bring you. In an emergency you can telephone 999 or 112 for an ambulance.

When you attend A&E you should bring details of your current medication, details of your GP and ensure that you are accompanied by an English speaking friend, relative or carer where possible.

What happens in accident and emergency

On arrival you will be assessed by a nurse who will direct you to the most appropriate place for you to receive care or treatment. You will be asked to book in and will be asked for your personal details, the details of your GP, and for information about why you have come to accident and emergency.

You will be assessed by a qualified person to see which area of the department is most suitable for your treatment.

Depending on how serious your condition or injury is and how busy the department is, you may have to wait to be seen. Patients with serious illness or injury will always receive priority.

We aim to assess, investigate, diagnose, treat, admit or discharge you within four hours of you booking in.

Specialist conditions may require you to be transferred on to another hospital once your condition has been stabilised.

Locations

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

Northwick Park Hospital 
Watford Road 
Harrow 
HA1 3UJ

Telephone: 020 8869 3087 
Fax: 020 8869 3571

Central Middlesex Hospital

Central Middlesex Hospital
Acton Lane
Park Royal
London
NW10 7NS

Telephone: 020 8453 2666
Fax: 020 8453 2483

Consultants and other key staff

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