Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Your child's MRI scan under general anaesthetic

The information on this page is aimed at parents and carers whose children have been asked to have an MRI scan under general anaesthetic.

Please see the MRI scan information if your child does not need to have anaesthetic and for an explanation of what an MRI scan is.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Please tell us as soon as possible if you need to cancel or change your child's appointment so we can offer it to another patient. 

If you have any questions about your child's appointment and admission for the scan, please phone 020 7188 7188 extension 58360, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours, please leave a message on the answerphone.

For any enquiries about a cardiac (heart) MRI please phone 020 7188 7188 extension 50863, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours, please leave a message on the answerphone.

Before coming to the hospital

Please follow the preparation details in our information leaflet Your child's MRI scan under general anaesthetic (PDF 47Kb).

You and your child will be asked to attend a ward in the hospital for a 'pre anaesthetic assessment'. This may be on the day of the scan or a day before.  

Preparing for the scan


For general enquiries call the MRI reception on 020 7188 9218.

For appointment enquiries please contact one of the below:

  • MRI appointments - 020 7188 7188 extension 58360
  • heart MRI appointments – 020 7188 7188 extension 50863

How to find us

Level 1 – Arctic (penguin and igloo zones)
Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

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