Wards P - R

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

Philip Isaacs Day Treatment Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 4200
Visiting Times None
Maximum Visitors 0
Location Third floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Mobiles are allowed

Philip Isaacs Day Treatment Ward provides day treatment for children. It has six beds and three chairs.

It is named after Philip Isaacs, a member of Variety, the Children's Charity, and supporter of the Variety Children's Hospital @ King’s.

As this is a day treatment ward, parents or carers can accompany patients but no visitors are allowed. There are televisions on this unit but not in every bedspace.

Princess Elizabeth Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3312
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Third floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities

Princess Elizabeth Ward cares for children who are having surgery. It has 11 beds.

It was named during the 1920s after a visit by the Duchess of York (later the Queen Mother) for her daughter, Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II.

Mobile phones can be used in the playroom or outside the ward only.

Protected mealtimes: 12-1pm and 5-6pm

Programmed Investigation Unit (PIU)

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3034
Visiting Times No restrictions
Maximum Visitors 1
Location Ground floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities Laptops are allowed

The Programmed Investigation Unit (PIU) carries out specialised tests, investigations and treatments such as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusions, Tysaberi infusions, rheumatoid infusions, lumbar punctures, skin biopsies, angiography, dynamic endocrine tests, allergy challenges and oral glucose tolerance tests (OGGT).

It sees patients referred from a range of services including allergy, diabetes, endocrinology, neurology and rheumatology, and runs a number of specialist clinics.

PIU is a nurse-led day unit with five beds and nine chairs which is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

Rays of Sunshine Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 3577
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Third floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities
Ward Manager Vikki Stone

Rays of Sunshine Ward specialises in treating children with liver conditions. The 19-bed unit has two isolation cubicles, a five-bed nursery, six cubicles with en-suite bathrooms and a seven-bed nursing bay.

It is the largest paediatric liver transplantation centre in the world performing in more than 60 transplants a year, on children as young as five days old.

Laptops with free Wi-Fi access are provided for patients.

Protected mealtimes from 12pm - 1pm: allowing our young patients to eat without interruption.

RD Lawrence Ward

Tel +44 (0)20 3299 5970
Visiting Times 2-8pm
Maximum Visitors 2
Location Ground floor, Cheyne Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
Facilities

The Acute Medical Unit is also located on the RD Lawrence Ward. It has 12 beds and offers single-sex accommodation, bathroom and toilet facilities.

It is named after Robert Daniel Lawrence (1892-1968), a doctor who trained at King's in the 1920s. He led research into diabetes after he developed the condition following a serious infection he caught while working in the post mortem department at the hospital. He helped found the Diabetic Department in 1932.

Protected mealtime: 12-1pm