In July 2012 the Tooting Walk-in Centre moved into the A&E department at St George's Hospital to create an integrated Urgent Care Centre, providing care for patients who do not need emergency, life-saving treatment 24 hours a day.
The Urgent Care Centre provides treatment for minor illnesses and injuries like strains, bites, burns, infected wounds or chest infections.
You can also get emergency contraception, advice on healthy living, information about other NHS services and mental health advice.
Run in partnership with NHS Wandsworth and local GPs, the centre is staffed by experienced nurses who can assess and treat illnesses and injuries. All of our nurses can supply and administer specific medications, and a large number of the team are qualified to prescribe.
This not only means they get the most appropriate treatment - it also means consultants in the emergency department can focus on people with critical or life-threatening conditions.
If you have had any problems getting into or around any of our sites you can use our access feedback form to let us know what we can do to improve access.
Accident & Emergency is based at St George's Hospital in St James Wing on the ground floor.
You can now call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency, wherever you are and whatever the time.
Calls to NHS 111 from landlines and mobile phones are free. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your healthcare needs when:
Calling 111 will get you through to a team of highly trained advisers who are supported by experienced nurses. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, and give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the right local service. The NHS 111 team will, where possible, book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to.
If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, one will be sent just as quickly as if you had dialed 999.
An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation like loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, heavy blood loss or serious accidents.
In an emergency visit your local Accident & Emergency (A&E) department, or dial 999 or 112.
The 493 and G1 buses stop outside A&E. The 44, 57 ,77, 131, 155, 219, 264, 270, 280 and 333 buses all stop within 5 to 10 minutes walk away.
Tooting Broadway station is approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk away. Tooting Broadway station is on the Northern line underground service.
If you are driving to the hospital, entry points are Blackshaw Road, off the A24 Tooting High Street, or Fountain Road, off the A217 Garrett Lane.
For more help on travelling to the Tooting Urgent Care Centre by public transport please contact Transport for London on 020 7222 1234 or visit www.tfl.gov.uk
Car parking at the hospital is limited. Besides having to meet the needs of patients, visitors and staff, we also have to provide ready access for emergency vehicles.
Parking on the hospitals perimeter road is restricted to staff and disabled badge holders. Visitors may use the Pay and Display car park situated at the junction of Blackshaw Road and Maybury Street. Access to the car park is via Blackshaw Road.
St George's operates a Pay on Exit Car Park. The charges for parking are displayed at the entrance:
The car park is not run as a commercial operation. All money goes directly to support the work of the hospital. Charging for use of the car park is also necessary to reduce the growth in traffic onto the site, and the Trust fully supports the Government's aim of reducing traffic pollution across the country. The car park is patrolled by Parking attendants.
Disabled parking is available free of charge to drivers displaying a disabled driver's permit in:
The blue badge holder must take the ticket and blue badge to the security desk in Grosvenor Wing before they leave the hospital.
If you need assistance on arrival, e.g. a porter, please contact hospital reception staff.
Please note that car parking charges apply to all drivers using the car park, there are no exemptions in the car park even if a permit is displayed.