Children's Emergency Department

Emergency Department at Lewisham Hospital

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

Essential Information


Emergency Department
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020 8333 3138

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What conditions does the department treat?

The department treats children with many different conditions, including:

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

What facilities does the children’s emergency department have?

The children’s emergency department was recently modernised as part of a £12m refurbishment programme. These state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • A dedicated children’s resuscitation area
  • A high dependency area
  • Specialist cubicles, including one for infectious cases
  • A short stay area with four beds
  • Shared rooms attached to the Urgent Care Centre

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.

Why choose Lewisham Hospital?

  • Lewisham Hospital has a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department that is open 24 hrs a day
  • The Department was recently upgraded and has state-or-the-art facilities
  • It is a friendly environment that is focussed towards children
  • All staff are highly experienced in the treatment of children who require emergency care
  • Children wait in areas that are dedicated to children, rather than with adults


Key Staff

  • Dr Tina Sajjanhar (Consultant)
  • Mr Robert Cole (Matron)