North London Partners in health and care

Paediatrics: Changes to children and young people’s services in North Central London

Children and Young People’s (CYP) services across NCL at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Royal Free Hospitals, North Middlesex, University College London Hospitals (UCLH), Whittington Health, Central and North West London NHS Trust and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust have been working collectively to maximise their benefit for children and release some capacity to support our response to Covid-19.

Paediatric inpatient care

All inpatient paediatric patients from hospitals across NCL are now currently being cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Trusts are providing ongoing support and information to patients and families who are affected to ensure there is no disruption to care.

Paediatric emergency services

Paediatric emergency departments are available at:

  • Whittington Health NHS Trust (Magdala Ave, N19 5NF)
  • North Middlesex University Hospital for London residents
    (North Middlesex University Hospital, Sterling Way, London, N18 1QX)
  • Royal Free Hospital (Pond St, London, NW3 2QG)

There are temporary changes to paediatric departments at:

Patients are currently redirected from UCLH and Barnet Hospoital to alternative local hospitals.

For anyone aged under 18 who needs care in an accident or an emergency situation, please visit to find the closest A&E department. 

In an emergency, Ambulance Services will automatically take patients to alternative hospitals during this period.


Immunisations for young children and baby checks after birth are essential for children's health and are still being delivered by NCL GPs. School age vaccinations have been temporarily suspended.

Additional information for children and young people