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Edward ward

Caring for medical inpatients including plastic surgery 

Contact

Phone: 020 7188 7188 ext 58984

How to find us

St Thomas' Hospital
10th floor, North Wing
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Map to Edward ward (PDF 1.75MB)

Directions

From the main North Wing entrance, turn right at main reception, then left into North Wing. Take the lift up to the 10th floor and follow signs for Edward ward.

Please note there are now controlled queues for the North Wing lifts for safety, so leave a little more time to arrive.

Visitor information

Speak to the nurse-in-charge for up-to-date information on visiting.

Please do not bring flowers to the ward.

Our visiting patients page has further information about visiting patients.

Your stay on Edward ward

We are a medical inpatient and plastic surgery ward. We care for patients who need to stay in hospital but no longer need critical care. There are 18 beds.

Our welcome pack

To help make your stay as comfortable as possible, we can give you toiletries if you need them.

We will give you a welcome booklet telling you:

  • what to expect during your stay
  • what will happen on the day you are ready to leave hospital

Ward rounds

When you come into hospital, you will be under the care of a consultant and a team of doctors. Your team will see you every morning during their ward rounds, which usually start at 9.30am.The meeting your ward team page has more information about the general ward routine.

There will be a new team of nurses at the start of every nursing shift. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to a member of the nursing team.

All staff caring for you will introduce themselves and wear an ID badge.

Mealtimes

Meals will be brought to your bedside. Mealtimes are:

  • breakfast, 8am
  • lunch, midday to 1pm
  • dinner, 5pm to 6pm

You can choose your lunch and dinner each day. Your options include:

  • hot
  • cold
  • vegetarian
  • soft diet

If you have any other dietary needs, please tell ward staff as early as possible during your stay. 

We have a protected mealtime policy between midday and 1pm.

This is so you can eat your meals without interruption. Visitors can stay with you if you need their help to eat or drink.

Hot drinks are available at all times. They are free for patients. We ask visitors to make a small donation.

We also provide mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Our meals page has more information.

Using your mobile phone

You can use your mobile phone on the ward. Please respect other patients while using it, especially when they are asleep. Please make sure that it is kept on silent at all times.

Facilities on the ward

There is a television, radio and phone service at your hospital bed.

Tell us what you think

We hope your stay is as pleasant as possible. If you or your visitors have a question or concern, please:

Plastic surgery services

For more information about our plastic surgery services, visit our plastic surgery service pages.