Pre-screening for Covid-19
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have alternative arrangements in place for accessing the urgent treatment centre. You will be pre-screened before you enter the building, which will include taking your temperature. These measures are for your safety and that of other patients and staff.
The Urgent treatment centre at Teddington Memorial Hospital is for when you need urgent medical attention, but it's not a life-threatening situation.
You may be referred to the urgent treatment centre by NHS 111 or by a GP. You can also just turn up and walk in.
The service is run by nurses and other healthcare professionals, supported by a GP.
- When you call NHS 111, they may add you to a list for the UTC to call you back, if that is the right place for you to be treated
- You may be given a booked GP appointment by your GP practice or NHS 111 if you are registered with a Richmond borough GP
- You can still walk in and be given a booked appointment (you can then choose to sit and wait or come back at the appointment time)
When should I go to an urgent treatment centre?
An urgent treatment centre is appropriate for conditions such as injuries, fevers, eye problems or suspected broken limbs.
If life is in danger, call 999 or go to A&E.
Examples of conditions treated at an urgent treatment centre are:
- minor injuries to limbs, with possible fractures
- urinary tract infections
- superficial burns and scalds
- wounds requiring stitching/closure
- bites and stings
- minor head injuries, such as large bumps, bruises, or cuts
- tetanus injections if you need one following burns, cuts, or wounds
- minor skin and tissue infections
- removal of foreign bodies, including from eyes, ears and noses
- emergency contraception
Urgent Treatment Centres have access to simple diagnostics such as pregnancy tests or x-rays, as well as a range of other services.
Prescriptions can be issued, but you will need to go to a pharmacy to get the medication . To find a pharmacy near you, please check online at https://beta.nhs.uk/find-a-pharmacy
Are children seen in the Urgent Treatment Centre?
Can patients contact the urgent treatment centre directly to book an appointment?
For more information about urgent treatment centres, visit: www.england.nhs.uk: Urgent Treatment Centres Principles Standards.pdf
Teddington Memorial Hospital
Car parking at Teddington Memorial Hospital is free.
Teddington Memorial Hospital
- Tracy Mahoney
- Denise Albery
- Gloria Allberry
- Caroline Bermingham
- Eileen Carney-Jones
- Alma De Jesus
- Yvonne Elliott
- Rhian Forshaw
- Dee House
- Inge Kievit
- Clare Ramage
- Debbie Slater
- Raylene Solomon
- Sue Southby
- Linda Timbers
Emergency Care Practitioners:
- Greg Conlon
- Jayne Signorelli
Health Care Assistants:
- Teresa Chivers
- Marissa Cunha
- Cecilia McLintock
- Jennifer Mereku
- Julie Scheers
Children's Acute Nursing Service (CANS)
Opening hours: 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday
The Children’s Acute Nursing Service (CANS) offers specialist advice, information and treatment for children with minor illnesses. By getting the right care at the urgent treatment centre, children are less likely to have to go to A&E or to stay in hospital.
The service is run by specialist paediatric nurses who work with babies and children up to 15 years old in a number of areas, such as (but not limited to):
Upper respiratory tract symptoms/infections
- sore throats
- asthma exacerbations/wheezing
- sinus conditions
- flu-like symptoms
- acute bronchitis
- hay fever
- chest infections
- insect bites and stings
- abdominal pain
- oral thrush
Urinary tract infections
boys and girls
Wounds and lacerations
- superficial grazes
- tetanus immunisation
Minor skin & tissue infections
- minor cellulitis
- wound infections
- paronychias (infection of the nail bed)
- nappy rash
- crying baby
- baby not feeding
- foreign bodies (ear and nose)
- nose bleeds
- emergency contraception
Meet the team
Clare Nelson, Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Helen Richards, Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Laura Colkett, Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Urgent treatment centre
8am-8pm, 7 days a week
Children's Acute Nursing Service
8am-8pm Monday to Friday
Monday to Friday: 9am – 7pm (last patient 6.45pm)
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 9am – 5pm (last patient 4.45pm)
Extended opening hours for KC Pharmacy close to Teddington Memorial Hospital
On 31 March 2016, the Lloyds Pharmacy at Teddington Memorial Hospital is closing as its contract is coming to its natural end.
NHS England (London) has been working closely with local health partners to ensure that Teddington residents and the wider Richmond community continue to have easy access to high quality community pharmacy services by reinvesting the money saved from the Lloyds Pharmacy contract ending back into local community pharmacy services.
From 1 April 2016, pharmacy services for inpatients and walk-in centre patients will be available through a new service commissioned by Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare.
If you are staying at Teddington Memorial Hospital or using its walk-in centre, you will not see any changes to how you receive pharmacy services.
If you currently use Lloyds Pharmacy, you will continue to be able to access pharmacy services close to Teddington Memorial Hospital, with two pharmacies within a three minute walk from the hospital (0.3 miles) and a further five within a 10 minute walk or bus ride. One of these, KC Pharmacy, has now been awarded a contract to extend their usual working hours from 1 April 2016 to:
- Monday: 09:00-20:00
- Tuesday: 09:00-20:00
- Wednesday: 09:00-20:00
- Thursday: 09:00-20:00
- Friday: 09:00-20:00
- Saturday: 09:00-20:00
- Sunday: 16:00-20:00
This does not include the bank holidays.
NHS England (London) has also invested in a borough-wide minor ailment service, which NHS Richmond CCG will be developing to suit local need.
NHS England (London) would welcome any ideas about pharmacy services generally in the area and would like to look at any ideas or suggestion you may have. Get in touch on 0203 182 4993 or England.firstname.lastname@example.org
Support during the coronavirus pandemic
The Urgent Treatment Centre is still open for:
- Minor injuries
- Wounds and lacerations
- Strains and sprains
- Skin infections
- Urine infections
- Ear infections
- Emergency contraception
- Foreign bodies
- Allergic reactions
If you are unsure please call first on 020 8714 4017.
To keep our staff and patients safe, all visitors/patients will be screened before entering the UTC. This will involve:
- Taking your temperature
- Asking you some questions about your symptoms
Please do NOT visit the UTC if you have a high temperature or a new, continuous cough.
Stay home and visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for more information. Only call 111 if you cannot use the online service or your condition gets worse. In an emergency, call 999.
- NHS Choices - A wealth of information from the NHS on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
- NHS 111 - Dial 111 from your phone to access this service when you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.
- Hounslow Urgent Care Centre - If you live in Hounslow, this service provides care for patients who require urgent medical attention and cannot be seen by your registered GP.