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Emergency care

We provide emergency care for our local communities across north east London and beyond. Our patients come first, and every year we care for more than 300,000 emergency patients, including some of the most seriously ill and injured people.

Should I go to A&E?

Should I attend A&E?

Please visit when to go to A&E. If you are not sure and need further advice, check your symptons online or call NHS 111 who can help. 

It's important that you don't delay seeking treatment when you need it. With access to the very latest therapies and treatments, and some of Britain's leading specialists, we are ready to care for you and your loved ones. 




Where to find us


We have three A&E departments across north east London

Where to find us

The Royal London Hospital (Tower Hamlets)

  • Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1FR

Newham Hospital (Newham)

  •  Glen Rd, London E13 8SL

Whipps Cross Hospital (Waltham Forest)

  • Whipps Cross Rd, London E11 1NR


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Visiting a minor injuries unit

If you have a minor illness or injury and it cannot wait until your GP is open you can visit one of our minor injuries unit or urgent treatment centres. Find out if you should visit

Urgent treatment centres

  • Newham University Hospital. Open daily from 8am-11pm.
  • The Royal London Hospital. Open 24 hours daily and is located in Clinic 1 at the The Royal London Hospital’s Cavell Entrance on Stepney Way. 
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital. Open 24 hours daily and is located on the hospital main corridor at Junction 5.

Minor injuries unit

  • St Bartholomew’s is open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. It is located in Kenton and Lucas block of the hospital.
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Additional needs

We understand that for adults and young patients with additional needs attending A&E can be overwhelming. When you arrive at our hospital please inform reception, your initial assessment nurses, area nurses and treating clinicians of any additional needs so that we can support you exactly how you need.

For information on disabled access to A&E please visit:

Our Emergency Department at The Royal London Hospital is also the first A&E in London to be accredited by the National Autistic Society.