Children's emergency services

We provide emergency services for children and young people at University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

We treat children and young people under 16 years of age, and those who are still under the care of their paediatrician and require emergency or urgent care.

Essential information


University Hospital Lewisham (UHL)
Red Zone

Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)
Ground floor, main building

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UHL: 020 8333 3138

QEH: 020 8836 6000

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What conditions does the department treat?

Our children's Emergency Departments treat children with many different conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Tummy pain
  • Vomiting
  • Cuts
  • Accidental poisoning

What will happen when you come to the department?

When children and their families arrive, an experienced children’s nurse assesses them. They are then directed to either the Urgent Care Centre to be treated by experienced children’s trained nurse practitioners, or to the main Children’s Emergency Department.