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Wards V to Z

Visiting an inpatient

Flowers are not allowed on any wards due to infection control 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.

Victoria and Albert Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3308

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

Victoria and Albert Ward has 32 beds and cares for patients with cardiac (heart) disorders.

It is named after Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort and was at one time two wards. They became a single ward in 1913 when King’s moved to its Denmark Hill site.

Waddington Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 4551

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

Waddington Ward is part of King’s specialist haemato-oncology service and has nine beds with private bathroom facilities. It is a bone marrow transplant ward similar to Derek Mitchell Unit.

It is named after a patient called Anne Waddington, who donated £15,000 towards the opening of a second ophthalmic (eye care) ward at King’s.

William Gilliatt Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3402

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

William Gilliatt Ward is a maternity ward with 50 beds. It provides antenatal and postnatal care.

It is named after Sir William Gilliatt (1884-1956), a Surgeon at King’s who founded the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department. He was also Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to the royal family.

Women’s Surgical Unit

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 5934

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

The Women’s Surgical Unit is an 11-bedded unit. We treat adult female patients having elective (planned) or emergency surgery.

We ask all visitors not to bring flowers. This is because flowers are not permitted on any ward or unit for infection control reasons.