Continued demand on emergency services at Lewisham
Demand on emergency and hospital services in south east
London, including University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth
Hospital has continued to increase. NHS services are working together to
respond to this pressure however we need your help.
Please do not go to A&E unless it is an
emergency. If you are feeling unwell, there are many other services you
can access including your local pharmacy, NHS 111 and self care. Please use
the right service. It is important that you
away from hospital if you are suffering from norovirus or flu. Call
your GP or NHS
111 if you are concerned or need any advice.
If you're not sure where to go, call the free NHS 111 number - a trained
advisor will offer you advice over the phone. If you need to be seen, they will
be able to direct you to the best service for your condition. This service is
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In Lewisham, additional GP appointments are available through the GP
Extended Access service 7 days a week, from 8am to
8pm based in the yellow zone at University Lewisham Hospital. All
appointments must be pre-booked through your normal GP practice or by calling