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Wards D to F

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.

David Marsden Ward

Tel: 020 3299 4518

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

David Marsden Ward treats patients who have acute (critical) and chronic (long-standing) neurological conditions, and neurosurgical conditions.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.

Davidson Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 4336

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

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 16 beds: 12 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.

Dawson Ward

Tel: 020 3299 3877

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

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.

Derek Mitchell Unit

Tel: 020 3299 3611

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

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.

Donne Ward

Tel: 020 3299 6313

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

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).

ELF and LIBRA Ward

Tel: 020 3299 5381

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

ELF and 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: 020 3299 3298

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

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 founding the hospital.

Frailty Assessment Unit

Tel: 020 3299 7479

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

The Frailty Assessment Unit’s multi-disciplinary team aims to comprehensively assess frail and elderly patients who present to the Emergency Department (ED).

The team includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and community teams to ensure a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is delivered as early as possible, to improve outcomes for our patients.

Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit

Tel: 01689 866380

Location: First Floor, Orpington Hospital, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9JU

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.

Frank Stansil Discharge Unit

Tel: 020 3299 4179

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

Frank Stansil Discharge Unit is as an area for medically fit patients to move to from the ward areas to await medications, transport or other arrangements to facilitate their discharge from hospital.

 

Friends Stroke Unit

Tel: 020 3299 3913

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

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.