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Nightingale 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 4056 

    Matron: Ann Croft
    Sister Charge nurse: Nicola Allen
    Deputy: Rebecca Hart

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    Map to Nightingale Ward (PDF 42Kb)

Directions: from the main north wing entrance, turn right at main reception, then left into north wing. Take the lift up to the 11th floor and follow signs for Nightingale Ward.

Short stay

Nightingale Ward is a general and gastro-intestinal surgery ward.

General information

  • Number of beds: 24 (4-bedded bays and four individual side rooms).
  • Staff: 16 nurses, doctors, a ward clerk, pharmacist, housekeeping team and porters.

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 infections, please do not sit on the beds.
  • 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 that it is kept on silent mode at all times.

Your care on Nightingale 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. The nurses do drug administration rounds at 8am, 12 noon, 6pm and 10pm. If you see a nurse on a drug round please try not to disturb them - there are other staff available who can help you. Alternatively you can press your bedside buzzer. 

The meeting your ward team page gives more information about the general ward routine. 


  • breakfast: 8am
  • lunch: 12.30pm
  • dinner: 5.30pm.

We have a 'protected mealtime' policy between 12 noon - 2pm so you can eat without being interrupted.

Hot drinks are available at all times from the tea trolley outside 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 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: