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Samaritan ward

 Caring for people with haematology conditions

Contact

Phone

020 7188 8855

020 7188 5974

How to find us

Guy's Hospital
8th floor, Borough Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT

Map to Samaritan ward (PDF 1.65MB)

Directions

Turn right at Guy's Hospital main reception into Borough Wing. Take the lift to the 8th floor and follow signs for Samaritan ward.  

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 Samaritan ward

We are a haematology ward. There are 25 beds. You will be cared for in a single-sex bay.

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 9am. 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
  • lunch, midday
  • dinner, 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 day room for you and your visitors to use. Please keep it clean.

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:

Related services

Haematology services

For more information about our haematology services, visit our haematology service pages.

Access guide

Accessibility information for Samaritan ward.

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