Urgent Care Centres   

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 Centres 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 Centres cannot treat:

  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Major injuries
  • Problems usually dealt with by a GP
  • Stomach pains
  • Gynecological problems
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Overdoses
  • Alcohol-related problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission

UCC at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Urgent Care Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital 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. 

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
Stadium Road
London SE18 4QH​

UCC at Queen Mary's Hospital

The Urgent Care Centre at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 020 8302 2678.

Frognal Avenue
Kent DA14 6LT