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George Perkins Ward

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors


  • St Thomas' Hospital
    11th floor, North Wing
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7EH

    Tel: 020 7188 2670
    Fax: 020 7188 2671 

    Matron: Margaret Kallon
    Charge nurse: Justus Fortune
    Senior physiotherapist: Elizabeth Ribbens

  • North Wing 

    Map to George Perkins Ward map (PDF 42Kb) 

Directions: from the main North Wing entrance, turn right at main reception and then left towards North Wing. Take the lift to the 11th floor and follow signs to George Perkins Ward.

George Perkins Ward mainly cares for patients who have come through accident and emergency (A&E), following an accident or event that has led to a bone, muscle or joint injury.

General information

  • Number of beds: 28, sectioned into bays for people of the same sex.   

Information for visitors

  • In response to coronavirus, we are currently restricting the visiting times and the number of visitors per patient. Please visit the visiting patients page for more information.

  • To reduce the risk of infection, please do not sit on the beds.
  • Cut flowers are allowed on the ward, but there is only space for one vase at each bedside.
  • You can use your mobile phone on the ward, but please respect other patients while using it, especially when they may be asleep. 

Your care on George Perkins Ward

Our welcome pack

We provide more information about your stay in our welcome pack. This contains a welcome booklet, which explains what to expect during your stay and what will happen on the day you are ready to leave hospital.

It also includes things to help make your stay as comfortable as possible, such as ear plugs, an eye mask, hand wipes, toothpaste, a toothbrush and non-slip socks.

Ward rounds

Ward rounds generally start at 8.30am. The meeting your ward team page gives more information about the general ward routine.


  • Breakfast: 8am
  • Lunch: 12 noon
  • Dinner: 5.30pm.

We have a 'protected mealtime' policy between 12.30pm - 2pm so you can eat without being interrupted.

Hot drinks are always available from the tea trolley, in the corridor opposite the kitchen. This is free for patients, but we ask visitors to make a small donation. Our catering assistant will also do a tea round in the morning and in the afternoon. 

See our meals page for more information.

Facilities on the ward

There is a day room for you and your visitors to use. Please respect the area and keep it clean.

The Hospedia (formerly patientline) service by your bed offers a radio that you can use for free and a television, which you have to pay for. It also offers a telephone. 

Tell us what you think

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

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