Wards

Important visiting information

To help prevent the risk of spreading Covid-19, our wards are currently closed to visitors. 

Visitors will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, including: 

  • For patients at the end of their lives 
  • One regular carer for a patient with additional needs, such as a patient with dementia
  • One parent/guardian for a child. 

Please speak to the nurse in charge of the ward or unit to consider any exceptional arrangements.

Further information on visiting can be found here.


A nurse and a child on a wardWe have a mixture of layouts on the wards at Royal Brompton Hospital. Some wards will have single rooms only, and others will have a mix of single rooms and four to six bedded bay areas. 

The wards are shared by male and female patients, but they have separate bays and bathrooms.  

There are exceptions to this, such as the intensive care and high dependency areas, where male and female patients may be cared for in the same bay, but this is so they can receive the specialist medical care that they need. 

We always ensure that appropriate privacy and dignity is maintained, as we strongly believe this is important for all patients. 

If you have any questions about this issue, please contact the ward manager or modern matron who will be able to help you and answer any questions you may have.