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Wards A to C

Visiting an inpatient

Flowers, plants and latex balloons are not allowed on any wards due to infection control and allergy issues. Please do not bring in valuable items, such as jewellery or large sums of money as we cannot accept liability for the loss of items. Please read our section on security for more advice on how to keep your valuables safe.

Wi-Fi is available free of charge to all patients and visitors

Visiting times

Visitors are welcome on most wards from midday to 9pm. A maximum of two people at a time can visit one patient. If you would like to visit outside of standard visiting hours please contact the ward and speak to the nurse in charge.

On children’s wards: parents or care givers can visit anytime. In addition, two visitors can attend from midday to 9pm. Please note, only one parent or care giver can stay overnight. Siblings are not permitted to stay overnight.

On critical care wards: two visitors can attend 2pm to 7.30pm.

On maternity wards: birthing partners can visit anytime. In addition, two visitors can attend Monday to Friday 2pm to 7pm, or weekends 10am to 7pm.

End of life care patients and in exceptional circumstances: visiting is permitted 24/7 in arrangement with the nurse in charge. Up to four visitors can attend end of life care patients if this can safely happen.

Visiting times may change at short notice.

Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit

Tel: 020 3299 8652

Location: Second floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Unit is part of King’s Adult CF Service and provides specialist inpatient care.

It is on Lonsdale Ward and has nine single rooms with bathroom facilities as well as a treatment room for patients having annual reviews or day care.

Annie Zunz Ward

Tel: 020 3299 3437

Location: First floor, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Annie Zunz Ward is part of the Acute Medical Unit. We see patients who have been admitted through the Emergency Department.

It was opened in 1913 and is named after Annie Zunz, the widow of a German merchant who lived in London. In 1912 King’s received £10,000 from the trustees of the Annie Zunz Bequest on condition a ward was named after her.

Brunel Emergency Surgical Unit

Tel: 020 3299 3077

Location: Second floor, Guthrie Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Brunel Emergency Surgical Unit cares for patients who need to be assessed to see if they require emergency surgery. Patients who do need emergency surgery are admitted to an inpatient bed on Brunel, or to another surgical ward.

It is named after Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. His first notable achievement was as resident engineer of the Thames Tunnel, from Rotherhithe to Wapping, designed by his father Marc and completed in 1843.

Byron Ward

Tel: 020 3299 6166

Location: Sixth floor, Ruskin Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Byron Ward is part of the Health and Ageing Unit. This 30-bed ward specialises in assessing, treating and rehabilitating frail older people, particularly those with fractures and who have had falls.

It is named after the poet, Lord Byron (1788-1824), who was educated at a school in Dulwich.

Charles Polkey Ward

Tel: 020 3299 6486

Location: Ninth floor, Ruskin Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Charles Polkey Ward treats patients who are undergoing neurological treatment or neurosurgery. It sees a range of patients including people who are acutely unwell, who have been admitted from other hospitals, or who are recovering from surgery. It has 23 beds.

It is named after Charles Polkey, a renowned neurosurgeon who worked at King’s.

Cheere Ward

Tel: 020 3299 3859

Location: First floor, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Cheere Ward has 14 beds and cares for patients with renal (kidney) disorders.

It is named after Robert Cheere, who was a member of the first Committee of Management at King’s, and the hospital’s Vice President (1858) and Treasurer (1873-74). After his death in 1876, his friends made a generous donation which enabled the hospital to open a convalescent home in Hemel Hempstead.

Christine Brown Critical Care Unit (CCU)

Tel: 020 3299 8434

Location: Second floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

The Christine Brown Critical Care Unit (CCU) is part of King’s Critical Care service. It cares for critically ill patients across a range of clinical specialties, including neurology (brain and spine), neurosurgery, trauma, obstetrics, renal (kidney) and cardiac (heart). It has 18 beds and provides advanced intensive care, including the latest respiratory, cardiac and renal support treatments and a range of therapies to support recovery.

It is named after Christine Brown OBE, who was Chief Nursing Officer at King’s from 1970-1982 and president of the hospital’s Nurses League from 1970 -1990.

Coptcoat Ward

Tel: 020 3299 5361

Location: Go to second floor Cheyne Wing. Follow the signs to Coptcoat Ward. Coptcoat is one of the Centenary wards and is located on: Fourth floor, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Coptcoat Ward is a surgical short-stay ward. It has 16 beds.

This ward has been named after Mr Malcolm John Coptcoat, a Consultant Urologist who served as Director of Surgery from 1992 to 1994. Mr Coptcoat was a specialist in laparoscopic surgery and performed the first laparoscopic nephrectomy for renal carcinoma.

Cotton Ward

Tel: 020 3299 3318

Location: First floor, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Cotton Ward has 26 beds and treats patients with vascular, circulatory or hepatobiliary (liver and gall bladder) conditions.

It is named after Mr Leonard Cotton, a Consultant Vascular Surgeon who worked at King’s from 1957-1987. He was Dean of King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry 1984-87. The ward first opened in 1866, when it was called Pantia Ralli Ward. It was renamed in April 2000.

Critical Care Unit A (CCU A)

Tel: 020 3299 9212

Location: Third Floor, Critical Care Centre, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

CCU A is a mixed adult ward with 15 beds. It provides advanced intensive care for people who are critically ill. This includes the latest respiratory, cardiac, and renal support treatments, and a range of therapies to support recovery.

CCU A is part of King’s Critical Care service.

Critical Care Unit B (CCU B)

Tel: 020 3299 9222

Location: Third Floor, Critical Care Centre, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

CCU B is a mixed adult ward with 14 beds. It provides advanced intensive care for people who are critically ill. This includes the latest respiratory, cardiac, and renal support treatments, and a range of therapies to support recovery.

CCU B is part of King’s Critical Care service.

Critical Care Unit C (CCU C)

Tel: 020 3299 9900

Location: Second Floor, Critical Care Centre, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

CCU C is a mixed adult ward with 14 beds. It provides advanced intensive care for people who are critically ill. This includes the latest respiratory, cardiac, and renal support treatments, and a range of therapies to support recovery.

CCU C is part of King’s Critical Care service.

Critical Care Unit D (CCU D)

Tel: 020 3299 9906

Location: Second Floor, Critical Care Centre, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

CCU D is a mixed adult ward with 18 beds. It provides advanced intensive care for people who are critically ill. This includes the latest respiratory, cardiac, and renal support treatments, and a range of therapies to support recovery.

CCU D is part of King’s Critical Care service.