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Hillyers Ward

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors

Hillyers Ward update

Due to planned engineering and refurbishment works, Hillyers Ward (located on the 12th floor, North Wing) has now closed. All patients from Hillyers Ward have now been transferred to Edward Ward. The Hillyers HCID unit and 12th floor North Wing dialysis unit remain open as normal.


  • St Thomas' Hospital
    12th floor, North Wing
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7EH 

    Tel: 020 7188 2893

    Matron: Maedhbh Ni Luanaigh

    Ward sister: Fatima Totanes

  • North Wing
    Download the Hillyers Ward map
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Directions: from the main North Wing entrance, turn right at main reception, then left into North Wing. Take the lift up to the 12th floor and follow signs for Hillyers Ward.

Hillyers ward is an 18 bedded specialist medical inpatient ward (with side rooms), which looks after both male and female patients admitted via the emergency care pathway, tertiary centres and clinics as well as patients who no longer need critical care.

As the infectious diseases base for the Trust, we frequently manage patients from a variety of specialities, including haematology, oncology, dermatology, care of the elderly, gastroenterology, toxicology, palliative, surgical, rheumatology, neurology, opthamology and others as dictated by the need for isolation and specialist input.

In addition, we are the base for the HIV team when inpatient care is required. 

Our focus is always to provide the best possible care, and our team values reflect those of the Trust.

General information

  • Number of beds: 18
  • Staff: team of nurses, transfer of care navigators, pharmacists, therapists and medical team.

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.

  • Please do not bring children with you when visiting the ward.
  • To reduce the risk of infection, please do not sit on the beds or bring cut flowers.
  • You can use your mobile phone on the ward, but please respect other patients while using it, especially when they may be asleep. Please make sure it's kept on silent mode at all times. 

Your care on Hillyers 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 9am. You will be given a named nurse at the start of every shift, which run from 7.30am-8pm and 7.30pm-8am. 

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 12.30-2pm and 5pm-6pm so you can eat without being interrupted.

See our meals page for more information on mealtimes.

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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