About Our Emergency Services
would like to reassure patients that all of
our emergency services are continuing to run as
You may have heard about changes to our A&E in the
future, but the Government have said they will take place over
a three-year period, so there will not be any
High-quality alternatives would also have to be in place before
any changes to services could be made, so you will be able to use
the A&E in Lewisham for the foreseeable future.
Continuing to Deliver High-Quality Emergency Care
Over 90% Would Recommend Lewisham A&E
The NHS Friends and Family Test is a nationwide initiative that
enables patients to give feedback on the care and treatment they
receive in hospital.
More than 90% of patients surveyed who use emergency, urgent
care and adult inpatient services at Lewisham Hospital would
recommend them to a friend or family member according to recent
Find out more about the survey
"Significant Achievement" - 35% Fewer People Need
to Re-Visit A&E
Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust has improved the
support for patients who are treated in the hospital’s emergency
department, reducing the need for follow-up emergency care.
Compared to last year, there has been a 35% reduction in the number
of patients who need to re-visit A&E within 30 days of
receiving treatment there.
Find out more about the reduction
in re-admissions >>
Continue to Choose Lewisham A&E
Director of Operations and Nursing, Claire Champion, reiterates
that it is business as usual at Lewisham Hospital, and answers some
of the key questions patients may have.
you know that across South East London almost £6million is spent
every year treating people in A&E with minor ailments?
1 in 4 people who go to A&E could be treated more
appropriately and faster elsewhere.
Every day hundreds of people in South East London choose well -
ensuring the NHS uses money wisely to improve health services.
To find out more about how you can choose well, please
Where to next?