Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers support, information and assistance to patients, relatives and visitors.
If you have concerns about a current inpatient, please ask to speak to the ward manager or nurse in charge. They can offer you assistance and try to address your concerns.
What PALS can help with
- You can ask us for information about the hospital's services.
- We can advise you where to go to get health information.
- We can help with problems that you have not been able to sort out with staff on a ward or in a clinic.
- If you want to make a complaint, we can tell you how to do so. We can also tell you about independent organisations that can help you with a complaint.
- We listen to your views on how we can improve our services, and we offer opportunities for people to get involved in how they develop.
- We can help find interpreters, signers, and other support for patients who need extra help using our services. For example, our Safeguarding Adults team helps patients who have a learning disability.
See your medical records
For full details go to our page about how to see your medical records. PALS does not handle these requests; they are handled by the Trust's Patient Records Service.
How to contact us
Patients of King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill
- Tel: 020 3299 3601, 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (not bank holidays)
- Patient Advice and Liaison Service, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS
- The PALS office is on the ground floor of Hambleden Wing, near the main Bessemer Road entrance. We're open 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you are being treated on another King's site and cannot make it to our office, please phone us. We will arrange a time to visit you.
Patients of Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital or Beckenham Beacon
See our PRUH and south sites website for details of the PALS service for patients of Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and Beckenham Beacon.