How Hammersmith Hospital is preparing for A&E changes
The priority for us is to ensure our patients receive safe and high quality care. In preparation for the closure of the A&E at Hammersmith Hospital on 10 September we have made a number of developments elsewhere in the hospital or in our wider NHS Trust (that also includes St Mary’s, Charing Cross, Western Eye and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea hospitals).
- We have increased A&E and medical admissions capacity at St Mary’s Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital.
- We have already increased the opening hours of our Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at Hammersmith Hospital to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- We are setting up a new, dedicated medical referral telephone line for GPs to call to get advice on, and to organise, direct medical referrals to any of the hospitals in our trust to avoid patients having to go via an A&E.
- We are setting up a new assessment and ambulatory care unit at Hammersmith Hospital to help receive agreed direct medical referrals.
Hammersmith Hospital still has a wide range of services, including:
- Outpatient services
- Heart Attack Centre
- Renal Unit
- Haematology Unit
- Cancer unit
- Gynaecology unit
- Maternity Services at Queen Charlotte's hospital
Frequently Asked Questions
How will the changes affect me?
The accident and emergency (A&E) departments at Central Middlesex (CMH) and Hammersmith Hospitals (HH) will close on 10 September 2014.
Both hospitals will provide an urgent care centre open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat patients with minor injuries and illnesses.