Princess Royal University
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
3rd Floor, South Wing, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Bromley, Kent, BR6 8ND
01689 864 957
They are a level one neonatal unit commissioned to provide short-term stabilisation of intensive care babies and high dependency and special care to babies of greater than 1kg or greater than 30 weeks gestation.
There is a daily consultant ward round from 9am, Monday to Friday. During the week until 9pm there is a registrar specifically allocated to the neonatal unit. After that time and at weekends the registrar and consultant cover both the neonatal unit and general paediatric ward so the formal ward round time may vary according to patient need.
The nursing team work 13 hour shifts, with handover between 7.30 to 8am and 7.30 to 8pm. Generally, families are not asked to leave the cotside when ward rounds and handovers occur.
They host the King’s Breast Milk Bank and have a full-time Infant Feeding Advisor.
Parents may visit at any time of the day or night and siblings may also visit. Other adults may also come but only when the baby’s parents are there.
To avoid crowding, only two visitors should be by the cot-side at any one time.
Visitors are encouraged to stay away if unwell to avoid spreading infections.
Hospital Switchboard 01689 863000
Mrs Wendy Lowdon, Ward Manager
Dr Elizabeth Sleight, Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician
Mrs Cavette Castillo, Senior Nurse
Dr Shaun Walter, Clinical Lead, Department of Child Health PRUH
Mr Steve Hancock, Child Health Service Manager
There are two cubicles in which mothers are able to sleep alongside their baby.
There are two en-suite rooms within the unit where parents can reside dependent on capacity/need; generally reserved for parents to use just prior to discharge home.
There is a family room with a kettle, microwave, and TV. There is Wi-Fi available via WiFi SPARK HotSpot.
There is a cash-point within the hospital and the canteen is open daily.
There is a large Sainsbury's supermarket next to the hospital and also a local shopping area with a post office and banks within a 5 minute walk.
Public Transport & Car Parks
There is a bus terminus within the hospital grounds and the 261, R3 and R4 stop there.
These bus routes stop within a 10-minute walk: 61, 336, 353, 358 and R2.
Regular bus services run to the hospital from the nearest mainline stations:
Bromley South – 61, 261, 336 and 358
Orpington – 61, 353, R2 and R4
Standard charges for patient and visitor parking at the hospital apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Up to 1 hour: £1.50, up to 2 hours: £2.50, up to 4 hours: £4, up to 8 hours: £6, up to 24 Hours: £8.
The neonatal unit staff can tell you how to apply for a reduced rate as parents.