A&E (children)

What we do

We were one of the first hospitals in London to develop a 24/7 specialist children’s emergency care department—which has since grown to one of the largest units of its kind.

We provide emergency care for around 34,000 children every year, treating a range of cases from minor injuries to major medical problems, surgical emergencies and trauma. Currently 98% of children we see are either sent home or admitted to the Chelsea Children’s Hospital within four hours of arriving in A&E.

Children with a minor injury or other non-life threatening condition will be assessed by one of our specialist nurses within our Urgent Care Centre (UCC).

We know it can be very difficult when a child is unwell and we aim to offer the best possible support and treatment for children and their families, whether they require admission to hospital or if their condition can be managed at home.

Our team

Our Children’s A&E team is led by Dr Hester Yorke, Clinical Director, who is supported by 18 nurses, two paediatric nurse practitioners and 12 doctors, including three paediatric emergency care consultants.

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 department is situated to the right side of the main hospital and has its own separate entrance which is clearly signposted—staff at A&E reception will direct patients to the separate Children's A&E area.


In event of an emergency, please dial 999 immediately.

T: 020 3315 8600

Opening hours

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



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