Wards M - O

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

Marjory Warren Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3301
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Seventh floor, Ruskin Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed

Marjory Warren Ward has 30 beds and is part of the Health and Ageing Unit. The ward assesses, treats and rehabilitates frail older people, particularly those with dementia and delirium.

It is a specially designed 'sensory' ward which provides a friendlier and more relaxing environment for patients.

The ward is named after Dr Marjory Warren (1897 - 1960), a surgeon who pioneered specialist healthcare for elderly patients.

Protected mealtime: 12-1.30pm

Mary Ray Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3912
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location First floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed

Mary Ray Ward has 30 beds and is part of the Acute Medical Unit. Patients admitted to King’s through the Emergency Department will come either to this ward or Oliver Ward before they are discharged home or transferred to another ward.

It is named after Mary Elizabeth Ray (1864-1933), who in 1906 became the first Sister Matron of the hospital on its new site at Denmark Hill. She was a Patron of King’s Nurses’ League from its foundation in 1924.

Protected mealtime: 12.30-1.30pm

Matthew Whiting Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3509
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 3
Location First floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed Mobiles are allowed

Matthew Whiting Ward is a mixed adult ward with 28 beds. It cares for patients who are having orthopaedic or general surgery.

It is named after Matthew Whiting, a 19th century merchant who guaranteed the hospital's overdraft and left a bequest to King’s in his will.

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm

Medical Critical Care Unit (MCCU)

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 8243
Visiting Times 2-8pm - flexible in exceptional circumstances
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Second floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Laptops are allowed

The Medical Critical Care Unit (MCCU) cares for critically ill patients across a range of clinical areas including neurology (brain and spine), trauma, obstetric emergencies, renal (kidney) and cardiothoracic (heart).

It has 14 beds providing advanced intensive care, including the latest respiratory (breathing), cardiac (heart) and renal (kidney) support treatments.

There is no protected mealtime.

Murray Falconer Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 4445
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 3
Location Second floor, Ruskin Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Mobiles are allowed

Murray Falconer Ward cares for patients who are having elective (planned) brain or spinal neurosurgery. It has 31 beds divided into a series of bays and 11 side rooms.

The ward is attached to the Neuroscience Admission Lounge where patients are assessed before surgery.

It is named after Murray Falconer (1910-1977), a distinguished neurosurgeon who set up the neurosurgical unit at the Maudsley Hospital in 1949. He is renowned for his pioneering work in using surgery to treat drug-resistant epilepsy.

Protected mealtimes: 12-2pm and 6-7pm

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3553
Visiting Times Parents any time; others 9am-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2 (including child's parent)
Location Fourth floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Mobiles are allowed
Ward Manager Geraldine Cochrane

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides intensive, high dependency and special care for new born babies. It has 34 cots and treats about 650 newborns a year.

There is no protected mealtime.

Nightingale Birth Centre

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3222
Visiting Times Partners can visit at any time
Maximum Visitors Birth partner plus one
Location Fourth floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Laptops are allowed Pay as you go Wifi is available

The Nightingale Birth Centre (labour ward) is on the fourth floor of the Golden Jubilee Wing. Facilities include 10 rooms for mums in active labour; a four-bed area for women who need extra monitoring before birth; a two-bed high dependency unit (HDU); and a five-bed recovery area. There are two operating theatres for planned and emergency surgery.

We also have two midwife-led birthing rooms – Beach and Woodland – which provide a home-from-home feel for women having a straightforward birth. They each have a plumbed in pool, their own shower and toilet, and a drop-down double bed.

Each of our 10 labour rooms has a bed, reclining chair, birthing ball and mat, bean bag, stereo and their own bathroom. There are two movable inflatable pools for waterbirths.

The Maternal Assessment Unit (MAU) is in suite 9 on the third floor of the Golden Jubilee Wing. It cares for women who need closer monitoring during pregnancy but do not need to be admitted to hospital.

For more information, watch our 12-minute video about our maternity service.

The ward is named after the Nightingale Trustee Fund, which funded the first ward at King's to train midwives in 1861.

There is no protected mealtime.

Oliver Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 4850
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 3
Location Ground floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Hospicom entertainment system Laptops are allowed

Oliver Ward has 30 beds and is part of the Acute Medical Unit. Patients admitted to King’s through the Emergency Department will come either to this ward or Mary Ray Ward before they are discharged home or transferred to another ward.

It is named after Percy Lane Oliver OBE (1878-1944), a local volunteer for the Red Cross who established the first voluntary blood transfusion service, a forerunner of the National Blood Service.

Protected mealtime: 12-2pm