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Emergency department (A&E)

Children's A&E

Evelina London has a specialist children's emergency department (A&E) which is part of the emergency floor at St Thomas' Hospital. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

A team of specialist doctors and nurses care for children aged 15 and under who have suffered a recent injury or accident, or who have developed a sudden illness. They have access to x-ray and scanning equipment to help assess patients quickly.

A play specialist, youth worker and liaison health visitor also support patients in the department.

Our busy department receives around 24,000 visits from children each year. We aim to diagnose, treat and discharge or admit all children within four hours (in line with national guidance). Children who need further treatment may be admitted to our short stay unit, which is next to the children's emergency department, or to a ward at Evelina London Children's Hospital, if their stay is likely to be longer.

We regularly take part in research – recent projects have included:

  • the emergency treatment of seizures
  • the treatment of chest infections

Find out more about getting involved in research.

If you need non-urgent medical advice, please call the NHS 24 hour helpine on 111.


In a medical emergency call 999.
For non-urgent medical problems, call 111.

For administrative enquiries, contact the department on 020 7188 2111.

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

How to find us

Children’s emergency department (A&E)
St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

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Lambeth Palace Road entrance closed 18-19 November

The main entrance to Evelina London Children's Hospital will be closed from 5am Saturday 18 - 8pm Sunday 19 November and there will be no access in or out of the hospital through these doors.

For directions on how to access the building, please visit our directions page.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital
St Thomas’ Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
Tel: 020 7188 7188

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