Update on our services following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Tuesday 13th September 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, there is expected to be significant travel disruption in London in the days leading up to the State Funeral, including road closures and possible station closures.

Given the location of our hospital and community services, this may have an impact on people travelling to and from our sites.

Other than the day of the State Funeral itself, all of our services will continue to run as normal.

If you are travelling to our sites, please check the National Rail website for the latest updates and allow extra time for your journey. Parking is very limited at our central London sites so please use public transport whenever possible.

We strongly recommend that you bring your appointment letter or text message reminder on your phone. You may be asked to show it before entering our sites.

Monday 19 September

It has been confirmed that the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September at 11am. This day will also be a national public bank holiday.

As a result, we will be postponing some non-urgent appointments and operations due to take place across our sites on Monday 19 September. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes, and will ensure that new dates are arranged as soon as possible.

Our teams will contact you directly if your child's appointment is being postponed. If you do not hear from us by letter, text or phone call please attend our appointments as usual.

All of our urgent and emergency services for patients will continue to run as normal.

Please note that there is likely to be travel disruption in London on the day of the State Funeral so please check before you travel.

There are no changes to our current visitor policy at this time, but please expect to be asked about your visit when you arrive at our sites. Please also be aware that there may be additional police checks and access restrictions in place around some of our sites.