Major Incidents Declared at Charing Cross and St Mary's Hospitals

Patients asked to attend A&E only if it is an emergency as staff treat fire casualties

The trust says: "Our accident and emergency departments at both hospitals are dealing with casualties from the fire, please only attend if it is an emergency. Please use your local walk-in centre or GP if possible for all non-emergency issues.

"Patients with planned operations today should contact the admissions office on their appointment letters."

This morning, after the fire blazed throught the night from around 1am, London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations, Stuart Crichton issued an update saying: "We have now taken over 50 patients to five hospitals across London following the incident at Grenfell Tower, Lancaster West Estate, W11. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.

"Over 100 of our medics are working hard to respond to this incident, including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, advanced trauma teams from London's Air Ambulance and those staff managing the incident in our special operations centre. In addition, our hazardous area response team are also on scene.

"A major incident has been declared and we continue to work closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene."

Members of the public who are worried about friends or relatives should contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233.


June 14, 2017