Until recently we’ve been embarrassingly ignorant of this useful local facility, trudging along to A & E at Barnet General whenever we’ve had emergency health issues. However, we’ve made up for it in the past few months with three visits with our 10-year-old.
A pharmacist originally directed us to Finchley Memorial Hospital for after-hours attention. Thankfully, it hasn’t been for anything serious, but things that needed urgent treatment.
The hospital is tucked away in Finchley, away from main roads. Driving south from Barnet you need to turn off the A1000 into Granville Road (opposite Summers Lane just before the David Lloyd Centre) and if you’re travelling by public transport, there’s a lengthy walk from the bus stop near the David Lloyd Centre. You might need a taxi if you’re infirm or in pain (or both). However, there is plenty of parking which is for free up for to two hours.
The hospital started life in 1908 as Finchley Cottage Hospital with just 18 beds and was extended in 1922 becoming the Finchley Memorial Hospital “in memory of the men of Finchley and Whetstone who fell in the war”. The current building was constructed in 2012 and offers a range of specialist services as well as being a walk-in and urgent care centre. There is also a pharmacy, a café and parkland.
Centre open Monday to Sunday 8am–10pm last patient booked in at 9pm.
Pharmacy open until 6pm.
Open normal hours through Christmas and New Year.
Image courtesy of Building Better Healthcare.
Granville Road, London N12 0JE
020 8349 7470