Temporary closure of Royal Free Hospital children and young people’s emergency department

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To ensure the NHS can continue to deliver the best emergency and planned care across north central London during the winter and the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the children and young people's emergency department at the Royal Free Hospital is closed until further notice.

If a child needs emergency care, they should be taken to a hospital with a children and young people’s emergency department such as:

  • Barnet Hospital, Wellhouse Lane, EN5 3DJ
  • North Middlesex Hospital, Sterling Way, N18 1QX
  • The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, N19 5NF
  • St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, W2 1NY

The children and young people’s emergency department at University College Hospital is also temporarily closed.

If anyone needs urgent medical help or advice, and the situation is not life threatening, they should visit 111.nhs.uk or call NHS 111 to find out where their nearest service is located.

At the Royal Free Hospital, children and young people’s in-patient services have also temporarily closed. For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit the Royal Free Hospital website.

 

Expiry date: Dec 1st, 2020