St George's Hospital Urgent Care Centre


Emergency Department
St George’s Hospital,
Blackshaw Road
Tooting, London
SW17 0QT

Contact details

Tel: 020 8725 2666

Service information


The emergency department is based at St George’s Hospital in St James wing on the ground floor.

NHS 111

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:

  • you need medical help fast, but its not a 999 emergency
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help or don’t have a GP to call
  • you think they need to go to A&E or another NHS emergency service
  • you require health information or reassurance about what to do next

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.

Is it an emergency?

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 Emergency department, or dial 999 or 112.

Travel information

Coming by bus

The 493 and G1 buses stop outside the emergency department. The 44, 57 ,77, 131, 155, 219, 264, 270, 280 and 333 buses all stop within 5 to 10 minutes walk away.

PDF Bus map for St George’s Hospital

Coming by car

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

Car parking

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:

  • £2 for the first hour with half hourly rates after that
  • £20 for 6 hours and over / daily rates
  • Concessions are available so please ask the staff in the ward or department you are visiting

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:

  • any of the reserved disabled spaces available near the entrances of each of the hospital wings
  • any white-painted bay on the perimeter road around the hospital. These bays have numbers painted in them and are designated for staff and disabled badge holders (this does not include the bays allocated for doctors).

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.