Acute Admissions Unit at The Princess Grace Hospital: A specialist service for rapid referrals by a GP or Consultant

42-52 Nottingham Place , London, W1U 5NY

The Acute Admissions Unit at The Princess Grace Hospital treats both urgent medical and surgical conditions that do not require an Accident and Emergency unit.
Whether referred by a GP, oncologist, clinician, or directly from the Urgent Care Centre, our dedicated unit is appropriately staffed with access to an exceptional team of medical and surgical doctors, clinical nurse specialists and healthcare professionals who can assign tests, scans and other investigations as necessary.

Acute Admissions to The Princess Grace Hospital

‘First Hour’ policy for correct assessments and investigations

Urgent Medical Conditions admission to AAU

Treating urgent medical conditions that do not require A&E

Urgent scans and diagnostics

Ability to arrange urgent scans and diagnostics at short notice

Critical care at a critical moment

We believe the first few hours of a patient presenting with acute conditions are critical to establishing the correct diagnosis and treatment plans.

AAU’s ‘First Hour’ policy ensures that patients have the correct assessment and access to immediate investigations and initial treatments as soon as these are required.


Our AAU is supported by

  • A dedicated out-of-hours team led by our intensive care unit and ‘on-call’ teams
  • Radiology teams (diagnostic imaging)
  • Pathology and blood tests
  • Access to on-site point of care testing, with urgent tests undertaken as necessary and sent to laboratories
  • Pharmacy teams including clinical specialists
  • ITU Outreach Team with immediate admission if needed
  • Intensive Care Unit (Level 3 & 2)
  • Access to allied health professionals
  • Urgent admissions for oncology patients needing medical intervention
  • Urgent admissions for surgical patients
  • The AAU has a dedicated infusion suite for day case patients
  • Outpatient review to support wound dressing reviews


Urgent Care Centre

The Urgent Care Centre at The Princess Grace Hospital in Marylebone, is fully open and offers a Walk-in service, face-to-face video or teleconsultations.

We can see patients from 8am until 10pm (last patient at 9:30 pm).

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