Wards M - O

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

Marjory Warren Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3301

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

Marjory Warren Ward has 30 beds and is part of the Health and Ageing Unit. The ward assesses, treats and rehabilitates frail older people, particularly those with dementia and delirium.

It is a specially designed 'sensory' ward which provides a friendlier and more relaxing environment for patients.

The ward is named after Dr Marjory Warren (1897-1960), a surgeon who pioneered specialist healthcare for elderly patients.

The Hospicom bedside entertainment unit is available on this ward.

Mary Ray Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3912

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

Mary Ray Ward has 30 beds and specialises in treating patients with diabetes and endocrine (hormonal) conditions.

It is named after Mary Elizabeth Ray (1864-1933), who in 1906 became the first Sister Matron of the hospital on its new site at Denmark Hill. She was a Patron of King’s Nurses’ League from its foundation in 1924.

The Hospicom bedside entertainment unit is available on this ward.

Matthew Whiting Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 4179

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 2

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

Matthew Whiting Ward has 25 beds and specialises in treating patients with gastrointestinal conditions. Patients with other general medical conditions are also treated here.

It is named after Matthew Whiting, a 19th century merchant who guaranteed the hospital's overdraft and left a bequest to King’s in his will.

Murray Falconer Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 4445

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 3

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

Murray Falconer Ward cares for patients who are having elective (planned) brain or spine neurosurgery. The ward is attached to the Neuroscience Admission Lounge, where neurosurgery patients are assessed before surgery.

The ward also cares for patients having planned orthopaedic surgery.

The ward has 31 beds divided into a series of bays and 11 side rooms. It is named after Murray Falconer (1910-1977), a distinguished neurosurgeon who set up the neurosurgical unit at the Maudsley Hospital in 1949. He is renowned for his pioneering work in using surgery to treat drug-resistant epilepsy.

The Hospicom bedside entertainment unit is available on this ward.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3553

Visiting Times: Parents any time; others 9am-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 2 (including child's parent)

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

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides intensive, high dependency and special care for newborn babies. It has 34 cots and treats about 650 newborns a year.

Nightingale Birth Centre

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 3222

Visiting Times: Partners can visit at any time

Maximum Visitors: Birth partner plus one

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

The Nightingale Birth Centre (labour ward) is on the fourth floor of the Golden Jubilee Wing. Facilities include ten rooms for mums in labour; a four-bed area for women who need extra monitoring before birth; a two-bed high dependency unit (HDU); and a five-bed recovery area. There are two operating theatres for planned and emergency surgery.

We also have two midwife-led birthing rooms – Beach and Woodland – which provide a home-from-home feel for women having a straightforward birth. They each have a plumbed in pool, their own shower and toilet, and a drop-down double bed.

Each of our ten labour rooms has a bed, reclining chair, birthing ball and mat, bean bag, stereo and their own bathroom. There are two movable inflatable pools for waterbirths.

Our Maternal Assessment Unit (MAU), based in the Fetal Medicine Research Institute next to Denmark Hill train station, cares for women who need closer monitoring during pregnancy but do not need to be admitted to hospital.

For more information, watch our 12-minute video about our maternity service.

The ward is named after the Nightingale Trustee Fund, which funded the first ward at King's to train midwives in 1861.

Oliver Ward

Tel: +44 (0)20 3299 4850

Visiting Times: 2-8pm

Maximum Visitors: 3

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

Oliver Ward has 30 beds and cares for patients who have general medical, respiratory, gastroenterology and sexual health conditions.

It is named after Percy Lane Oliver OBE (1878-1944), a local volunteer for the Red Cross who established the first voluntary blood transfusion service, a forerunner of the National Blood Service.

The Hospicom bedside entertainment unit is available on this ward.