Wards J - L

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, such as 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.

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

Jack Steinberg Critical Care Unit

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3311

Visiting Times: 2-7:30pm - flexible in exceptional circumstances

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

The Jack Steinberg Critical Care Unit (CCU) is part of King's Critical Care service. It cares for critically ill patients across a range of clinical areas and sees a large number of neurology (brain and spine) and trauma patients, as well as people with obstetric emergencies, and serious renal (kidney) and cardiac (heart) problems.

It has 18 beds and provides advanced intensive care, including the latest respiratory, cardiac and renal support treatments.

Katherine Monk Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3317

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

Katherine Monk Ward is a 26 bed ward which provides care for patients having surgery. We usually see patients who have been admitted through the Emergency Department.

The ward is named after Katherine Henrietta Monk (1855-1915), who was the first Sister Matron at King’s in 1884.

The Hospicom bedside entertainment unit is available on this ward.

Kinnier Wilson Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3172

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

Kinnier Wilson Ward is a 20-bed emergency neurosurgical ward treating patients with brain and spinal injuries. The adjacent neuro High Dependency Unit has 11 beds.

The ward is named after Dr Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878-1937), who was first Professor of Neurology at King's.

The Hospicom bedside entertainment unit is available on this ward.

Lion Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3145

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

Lion Ward is a mixed ward caring for children having brain or spinal surgery. It has 10 beds, including two known as ‘Nicole’s Sweet’, which provide intensive rehabilitation for children after their surgery.

The ward is named after the animated film, ‘The Lion King’.

Parents and guardians can visit at any time; other visitors, 2-8pm.

Lister Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3300

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

Lister Ward has 28 beds and provides care for patients who are having surgery.

It is named after Lord Joseph Lister (1827-1912), who was Professor of Clinical Surgery at King's from 1877-1893. He promoted the idea of sterile surgery to reduce infections, making operations safer for patients, and perfected his work at King’s. He suggested that wound infections were caused by living organisms in the air, and in 1881 his theories were finally acknowledged with the discovery of bacteria.

The Hospicom bedside entertainment unit is available on this ward.

Liver Intensive Therapy Unit

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3406

Visiting Times: 2pm-7.30pm - flexible in exceptional circumstances

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

The Liver Intensive Therapy Unit (LITU) is a unique specialist facility with a worldwide reputation for the care of critically ill patients with liver disease, major liver injuries and acute liver failure (ALF). It is part of King's Critical Care service and every year treats more than 600 patients who are referred to us from local, national and international centres.

The unit supports King’s hepatobiliary and liver transplantation surgical services and Europe’s largest liver transplantation programme. It is also a leading centre for the development and use of advanced therapies.

We have 15 beds for critically ill liver patients and 4 beds for high-dependency patients.

Lonsdale Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 8652

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 3

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

Lonsdale Ward has 25 beds and specialises in caring for people with respiratory problems. It is home to the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit.

It is named after Reverend John Lonsdale, who helped found King’s and was principal of the hospital from 1839-1843.

The Hospicom bedside entertainment unit is available on this ward.