When you reach the ward
On arrival please report to the ward clerk's desk. They will inform the nursing staff, who will show you to your room.
Breakfast 8 am
Lunch 12 noon
Supper 6 pm
We also operate a protected mealtime policy so that you are able to enjoy your food without interruptions, either by visitors or in order to attend other departments.
Life on the ward
We have a total of 35 beds and these are divided into 28 single rooms, a three-bed ward and a four-bed ward. All our rooms have their own en-suite facilities including a bath or shower. Each room is furnished to a high standard with a fridge, television and telephone for incoming calls only. A sitting room is also available with a 42-inch plasma screen television.
All our rooms and bed spaces have network access and the ward has a number of laptop computers so patients can use the internet. We are also introducing a Skype service and building up a DVD library.
The ward offers a pantry for patients and relatives to use. This is equipped with a fridge, sandwich maker and microwave oven. There is a washing machine and tumble drier for use by patients and relatives.
We have close links with the Chelsea & Westminster School Services. Patients are encouraged to study while they are in hospital and some have taken exams while staying with us. We keep a notice board where we display details of individual achievements as well as social events.
Who you will meet on the ward
Members of the team that you may come into contact with include:
If you would like to see any of the above, just ask your nurse who will be more than happy to contact the appropriate department.
Read a patient's guide to life on our ward.