Wards J - L

We want to ensure you receive the best possible care. That includes having the right levels of nursing and midwifery staff at all times during your stay.

All wards provide single-sex accommodation, bathroom and toilet facilities. 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 as 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

Katherine Monk Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3317
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Second floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed
Ward Manager Josephine Betts

Katherine Monk Ward is a 26 bed ward which provides care for patients having surgery. We usually see patients who have been admitted through the Emergency Department.

The ward is named after Katherine Henrietta Monk (1855-1915), who was the first Sister Matron at King’s in 1884.

Protected mealtime: 12-1pm
Rest period: 1-2pm

Kinnier Wilson Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3172
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location First floor, Ruskin Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed
Ward Manager Monique Clarke

Kinnier Wilson Ward is a 20-bed emergency neurosurgical ward treating patients with brain and spinal injuries. The adjacent neuro High Dependency Unit has 11 beds.

The ward is named after Dr Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878-1937), who was first professor of neurology at King's.

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm

Lion Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3145
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Third floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Laptops are allowed
Ward Manager Pusparani Kamaran Nair

Lion Ward is a mixed ward caring for children having brain or spinal surgery. It has 10 beds, including two known as ‘Nicole’s Sweet’, which provide intensive rehabiltation for children after their surgery.

The ward is named after the animated film, ‘The Lion King’.

Parents and guardians can visit at any time; other visitors, 2-8pm.

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm

Lister Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3300
Visiting Times 2pm to 8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location First floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed Pay as you go Wifi is available
Ward Manager Dheeraj Chondrunaiko

Lister Ward has 20 beds and provides care for patients who are having surgery.

It is named after Lord Joseph Lister (1827-1912), who was Professor of Clinical Surgery at King's from 1877-1893. He promoted the idea of sterile surgery to reduce infections, making operations safer for patients, and perfected his work at King’s. He suggested that wound infections were caused by living organisms in the air, and in 1881 his theories were finally acknowledged with the discovery of bacteria.

Protected mealtime: 12-1pm
Rest time: 1-2pm

Liver Intensive Therapy Unit

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3406
Visiting Times 1-10pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Second floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities

The Liver Intensive Therapy Unit (LITU) is a unique specialist facility with a worldwide reputation for the care of critically ill patients with liver disease, major liver injuries and acute liver failure (ALF). It treats more than 600 patients every year, referred from local, national and international centres.

The unit supports King’s hepatobiliary and liver transplantation surgical services and Europe’s largest liver transplantation programme. It is also a leading centre for the development and use of advanced therapies.

The LITU has 15 beds for the care of critically ill liver patients and offers single-sex accommodation, bathroom and toilet facilities.

There is no protected mealtime.

Lonsdale Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 8652
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 3
Location Second floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed
Ward Manager Joanna Perry

Lonsdale Ward has 25 beds and specialises in caring for people with respiratory problems.

It is named after Reverend John Lonsdale, who helped found King’s and was principal of the hospital from 1839-1843.

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm