Paul Wood ward

What we do

Paul Wood is a mixed cardiology and cardiac surgery unit, which is dedicated to the care of patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and for patients undergoing investigations and treatments for other cardiac related diseases.

There are 31 beds on the ward. 

Life on the wards

Each bay is single-sex, so you will only be in a room with people of the same sex as yourself. The high dependency unit is a mixed sex ward. However, a nurse is always present and every effort is made to ensure that privacy and dignity is maintained at all times.

The bathroom and toilet facilities are labelled as being for male or female use.

Visiting times

Visiting times are 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm.

If, for some reason, it is only possible to visit outside the normal visiting hours, exceptions can be made by prior arrangement with the nursing staff.

If your relative requires accommodation please let us know before you are admitted, as on-site accommodation is limited.

Who you will meet on the ward 

Each ward is managed by a ward sister or charge nurse, with the support of the nursing team, who care for the patients alongside the consultant surgeons and their medical teams.

Our nursing staff are experienced in the care of heart and lung surgery patients and many have undertaken specialist courses in this area. Please ask the nursing staff if you have any questions about your surgery or care and they will be pleased to help.

We have student nurses allocated to the wards, but they always work under the supervision of a qualified member of staff.  In addition, we also have qualified nurses who are undertaking the specialist cardio-thoracic training course at the hospital, who are also allocated to the ward areas.

We have a clinical practice educator team who assists with the education of the nursing staff. You may see them working alongside members of the nursing team who are caring for you.

Other people you may come into contact with are:

  • the matron

  • clinical services manager

  • pre-admission clinic nurses
  • clinical practice educators

  • advanced practitioners - experienced specialist nurses who work as part of the medical team

  • ward administrators

  • catering staff and supervisors

  • domestic staff and supervisors

  • supporting health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, pharmacists)

  • pain management nurse specialists
  • complex discharge nurse

  • patient advice and liaison team (PALS)

Matron: Mary Madigan

Charge nurse: Suzanne Roswell

Clinical services manager: Lorraine Campbell


Level 5, Sydney wing, Royal Brompton Hospital, SW3 6NP

Telephone: 020 7351 8598

Visiting times: 1 pm - 7 pm