Wards D - F

All wards provide single-sex accommodation, bathroom and toilet facilities and all patients admitted to wards are first screened for MRSA.

Flowers are not allowed on any wards due to infection control issues. Please do not bring in valuable items (eg laptops, mobile phones, jewellery) or large sums of money. If you must bring them with you then please keep them with you at all times. The Trust cannot accept liability for the loss of items. Please read our section on security for more advice on how to keep your valuables safe.

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Hospicom entertainment system This ward has a Hospicom entertainment system (Pay as you go access to TV, radio, web and phone services)
Laptops are allowed You are allowed to bring your own laptops to the ward
Mobiles are allowed You are allowed to use mobile phones on the ward
Pay as you go wifi is available Pay as you go wifi is available on the ward

David Marsden Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 4518
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Third floor, Ruskin Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed
Ward Manager Pamela Ewart

David Marsden Ward specialises in treating patients with acute (critical) and chronic (long-standing) neurological conditions. This 31-bed ward also cares for those with neurosurgical conditions and has dedicated beds for telemetry monitoring.

The ward is named after David Marsden FRS, the first Professor of Neurology at King’s and a Consultant Neurologist here between 1972 and 1987. He was an outstanding scientist and did pioneering work in the understanding of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm

Davidson Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 4336
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 3
Location Second floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed Pay as you go Wifi is available
Ward Manager Kay Biljohn

Davidson Ward is a general haematology/oncology ward specialising in the treatment of patients with blood disorders, including sickle cell and cancer. It works closely with the Derek Mitchell Unit and has 17 beds: 13 single rooms and two doubles, all en suite.

The ward is named after Professor Davidson, who was the first professor of haematology at King’s.

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm

Dawson Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3877
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location First floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed

Dawson Ward has 21 beds and treats patients with liver and hepatobiliary (bile duct and gall bladder) conditions.

It is named after John Dawson, a consultant surgeon who was interested in the causes of kidney failure after surgery and who helped to establish the reputation of the King’s Liver Unit. He was Clinical Dean in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at King’s from 1992-1998.

Protected mealtime: 12-1pm

Derek Mitchell Unit

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3611
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 0
Location Second floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed
Ward Manager Sara Zulu

Derek Mitchell Unit (DMU) is a purpose-built chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant unit that carries out about 120 transplants per year. It has 14 single isolation rooms, all en suite, providing a safe environment for the care of patients receiving high dose chemotherapy or bone marrow transplants for haematological malignancies (blood cancers) such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

It is named after Derek Mitchell, whose wife, Isobel, had chronic (long-term) myeloid leukaemia and was treated at King’s. Derek set up a charity called the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund (ELF), and when he died, the charity donated money to King’s to set up the specialist unit in his honour.

Protected mealtime: 12.30-1.30pm

Donne Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 6313
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 3
Location Eighth floor, Ruskin Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed

Donne Ward has 30 beds and is part of the Health and Ageing Unit. It specialises in assessing, treating and rehabilitating frail older people and has a number of dedicated beds for patients with diabetic foot problems.

It is named after the poet, John Donne (1572-1631).

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm

ELF & LIBRA

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 5381
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Third Floor, Centenary Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities
Ward Manager Sarah Salter

ELF & LIBRA ward has 16 beds and treats patients with haematological (blood) conditions.

It is supported by two of King's partner charities - the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund and Lions International Blood Research Appeal (LIBRA).

Fisk Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3298
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 3
Location First floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities

Fisk Ward has 16 beds and cares for patients with renal (kidney) disorders.

It is named after Reverend JH Fisk of Norwich who was vice-president of King’s in 1840 and gave £1,000 towards the hospital’s foundation.

Protected mealtime: 12-1pm

Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit

Tel +44 (0)20 8333 3331
Visiting Times 10.30am-8pm
Maximum Visitors 3
Location King's @ Lewisham, Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham High St, London, SE13 6LH
Facilities Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed

Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit (FCRU) provides specialist rehabilitation for people recovering from a severe accident, injury or illness such as stroke, brain or spinal cord injury or neuromuscular disease. The 15-bed medium stay unit aims to help patients get back to normal and return to the community from acute care.

It is named after Frank Cooksey OBE, who pioneered rehabilitation and was director of King’s Physical Medicine Department in the 1940s.

There is no protected mealtime.

Friends Stroke Unit

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3913
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Fifth floor, Ruskin Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities

Friends Stroke Unit provides specialist treatment for patients admitted following stroke. The dedicated unit has eight monitored beds in a high dependency area to care for severely ill patients in the first few days after stroke and 12 rehabilitation beds to aid their recovery. The multidisciplinary team includes therapists, neuro (brain) surgeons and vascular surgeons.

The unit has been refurbished to provide a relaxed and functional environment, including specially adapted ceiling hoists and seating equipment, with help from the Friends of King's charity.

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm