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High demand for emergency medical care

Like other hospitals in London and across the country, we are experiencing sustained pressure due to the high number of people seeking emergency medical care, combined with a much higher number of frail older patients who require social support to be discharged from hospital. 

Our staff are working tirelessly to see everyone in a safe and timely manner and, as always, we will triage and treat our sickest patients first. This means that some people may experience longer waits while we treat those most in need.

We have rescheduled operations for those patients needing to stay overnight in a hospital bed. Urgent, day case and cancer operations are going ahead as planned.

We will contact patients if we do, regrettably, have to reschedule their operation. If you do not hear from us, please attend your procedure as planned.   

How you can help

We are asking our local communities to help us during this very busy time and attend our emergency departments for serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions only. 

If you are unsure whether you need emergency care please call NHS 111 for advice.

For a guide to local health services in Harrow, Brent and Ealing, please click here.