A&E (including UCC)

What we do

Our A&E (Accident and Emergency) and Urgent Care Centre (UCC) services at both  Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital provide high quality care and treatment for people who require immediate assistance.

A&E is for seriously ill patients with critical or life threatening emergencies either as a result of an accident or a medical surgical emergency.

If you are less seriously ill, but still require urgent treatment, you will be seen in the Urgent Care Centre. Here we provide care for patients with a minor injury or condition that is not critical or life-threating. We can treat sprains, broken bones, bites or stings, as well as assess and treat wounds or request X-rays.

We aim to assess, investigate, diagnose, treat and admit or discharge patients from A&E or UCC within four hours of checking into our reception area. Read about choosing the best service or find out more about local services that may be better placed to help you.

Our team

Our A&E teams consist of adult and paediatric consultants, nurse consultants and specialist nurses—all are emergency care specialists. We work closely with other departments in our hospitals to ensure that patients are diagnosed and treated promptly. The Lead Clinician at Chelsea and Westminster is Dr Michelle Earby and the Lead Clinician at West Middlesex is Dr Jasmin Cheema.

Our Urgent Care Centres are run by teams of GPs, specialist nurses and emergency doctors who provide prompt assessment, treatment and advice.


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

The A&E entrance is to the right of the main hospital entrance and is clearly signposted. The Urgent Care Centre is located within the A&E department.

West Middlesex University Hospital

The A&E department is situated to the right side of the main hospital and has its own separate entrance which is clearly signposted. The Urgent Care Centre is also located within the A&E department.


In event of an emergency, please dial 999 immediately.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

T: 020 3315 8080

West Middlesex University Hospital 

T: 020 8560 2121

Opening times

A&E and Urgent Care Centre services at both hospitals are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


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