Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre

Main Address

  • Whittington Hospital
    Magdala Avenue
    London
    N19 5NF

Hours

  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year (no change over Christmas and New Year)
Our emergency department assesses and treats people with serious or life threatening emergency needs.
If you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life-threatening situation or if you don't know who to ring, call 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

Helpline

Call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency

Contact

For medical advice - call 111

Further Information

For medical advice- call 111
 
You should call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency. You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can help you best.
 
Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.
 
You can also:
  • Check your symptoms online with the NHS Health and Symptom Checkers
  • Download the NHS health and symptom checker app
  • Access health advice and information on NHS Choices
Medical advice will not be given over the phone by our emergency department.

General information
 
Emergency department reception: 020 7288 5216 / 5704
 
To find out about someone receiving treatment Nurses' station: 0207 288 5100

Abuse of Staff
 
The Trust ensures that all the staff working in the emergency department are able to carry out their roles safe in the knowledge that the Trust operates a ‘zero tolerance’ to any form of verbal or physical abuse.
 
Any member of the public, patient or relative will be prosecuted if they act in a manner likely to cause distress or harm to staff.

Key staff

Dr Giles Armstrong

Dr Giles Armstrong

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr Nora Brennan

Dr Nora Brennan

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Duncan Carmichael

Dr Duncan Carmichael

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Rita Das

Dr Rita Das

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Heidi Edmundson

Dr Heidi Edmundson

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Rachel Landau

Dr Rachel Landau

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Director of Emergency and Urgent Care

Dr Lucy Parker

Dr Lucy Parker

Dr Nathalie Richard

Dr Nathalie Richard

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Sazia Samad

Dr Sazia Samad

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Working on it!