Urgent Care Centre
If your injury is not serious, you can get help from an Urgent Care Centre, rather than going to an A&E department. This will allow A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and will save you a potentially long wait.
Urgent Care Centre units can treat:
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Wound infections
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor head injuries
- Insect and animal bites
- Minor eye injuries
- Injuries to the back, shoulder and chest
Urgent Care Centre units cannot treat:
- Chest pain
- Breathing difficulties
- Major injuries
- Problems usually dealt with by a GP
- Stomach pains
- Gynecological problems
- Pregnancy problems
- Allergic reactions
- Alcohol-related problems
- Mental health problems
- Conditions likely to require hospital admission
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
For minor injuries or illnesses in Greenwich our Urgent Care Centres are based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. The unit is open 8am until 11pm, seven days a week.
The unit is open 365 days a year, including all bank holidays - 020 8836 4360/1.
Our other UCC is based at Queen Mary's, Sidcup. The unit is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 020 8302 2678.