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Alexandra, Anne and Henry wards (older person's unit)

Caring for older people

Contact

Phone

Alexandra ward: 020 7188 0586
Anne ward: 020 7188 0664
Henry ward: 020 7188 2884 and 020 7188 2885

How to find us

St Thomas' Hospital
9th floor, North Wing
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Map to Alexandra, Anne and Henry wards (PDF 1.99MB)

Directions

From the main North Wing entrance, turn right at main reception, then left into North Wing. Take the lift up to the 9th floor and follow signs for Alexandra, Anne or Henry 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.

Our visiting adults inpatient wards page has further information about visiting patients.

Your stay on Alexandra, Anne or Henry ward

Alexandra, Anne and Henry are ageing and health service wards. There are 28 beds in each ward.

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, and consultants will see you on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday. 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, 7.30am to 8am
  • lunch, 12.30pm
  • dinner, 5.30pm

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:

  • 12.30pm and 1.30pm
  • 5.30pm and 6.30pm

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:

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