Homerton University Hospital

Homerton University


Homerton university Hospital Trust


Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR


0208 510 7364/7361/7906

Unit Policy

We are a 46 bed intensive care unit (16 intensive care cots, 8 high dependency and 22 special care cots). We are one of the network centres for North East London and one of the busiest units in Greater London. We have a large and friendly team with over 150 staff working in the unit to ensure safe and high quality care for the babies. Parents are always very welcome in our unit and we encourage visiting whenever possible. Our doctors rounds and nurse handovers are the only time we ask parents to leave the nurseries to ensure confidentiality of the babies.
Monday-Friday we have 3 consultants responsible for separate clinical areas.

Each consultant will do a ward round with a team of junior doctors starting at 9am. This is usually finished by lunchtime although this can vary depending on how unwell the babies are. From 5pm there is an on call consultant covering the unit who is resident until 7pm. At weekends there is an on call consultant who comes in to review the babies on both days. At all times we have a resident team of a minimum of 2 senior doctors (registrars) or senior advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and 3 junior doctors (SHO’s).

Doctors are available to update parents after the ward round. Parents are requested to leave during nursing handover (7-8am and 7-8pm).


Visiting Hours

Parents are encouraged to spend as much time as possible with their baby(s). Parents are able to visit at any time. They will be asked to leave during nursing and medical handover (7.45 to 9 am and 7.45 to 9pm) and sometimes during ward rounds for confidentiality purposes. Grandparents are allowed to visit from 2-6pm. No more than 2 family members should be by the cot. Siblings (over 5 years of age) are allowed to visit 3-6pm at weekends. During the winter (1st October – 30th April) for infection control purposes we restrict visiting to parents and grandparents only.

Key Contact

Senior Nursing Team: Jacki Dopran – Senior Nurse, Basani Mabyalane – Lead Nurse, Angela Williams – Acting lead nurse, Jill Ashton – Neonatal Community Sister
Neonatal consultants: Dr Zoe Smith (Clinical Lead), Dr Swee Fang, Dr Shad Husain, Dr Narendra Aladangady, Dr Elia Maalouf, Dr Ravi Prakash, Dr Olga Kapellou, Dr Philippa Chisholm, Dr Victoria Rowell, Dr Neil Murray, Dr Paul Fleming.
Contact numbers: NICU 0208 510 7364/7361/7906 SCBU 0208 510 7069/5058
NNU secretary 0208 510 7596

Unit Facilities

Chatters Restaurant (based on first floor) Breakfast (7am – 10.30am), Lunch 11.45am – 2.15pm (11.45am - 14.00pm staff only), Supper 5.30pm – 8pm 9.30pm – 2.30am. There is a newsagent in the main entrance, open from 8am to 8pm every day. It sells newspapers, magazines, greetings cards, cold drinks, light snacks, sandwiches, confectionery and a small selection of toiletries. Costa Coffee just behind the reception desk by the main entrance is open Mon to Fri 7.30am – 7.30pm and Sat and Sun 9am – 5pm offering hot drinks, sandwiches and sweets. Many cafes and restaurants can be found in Chatsworth Road, accessed by turning right at the back entrance, and the nearby Lower Clapton Road.

Public Transport & Car Parks

Access to Homerton Hospital is now much improved with easy access by bus or train, especially with the upgraded and extended London Overground line and links to Stratford International Station.

Homerton’s London Overground station, with ramped access, is a five-minute walk from the hospital and the station is now linked to most parts of London. Homerton is only two stops from Stratford International (for Central Line, Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway) and four stops from Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line and mainline rail). Homerton Hospital is served by ten London bus routes: 26, 30, 308, 242, W15, 488, 425, 276, 394 and 236. Bicycle racks are available.

Car parking spaces for patients and visitors at the hospital are limited. On weekdays from 8am until 5pm, parking is limited to a small number of short stay parking bays (30 minutes and one hour). There are 20 one hour bays have a no return within two hour restriction. Our 8 disabled parking bays are restricted for use by drivers with a blue badge. These bays have a three hour maximum parking. There is also a drop off and pick up area accommodating 6 cars max at any one time.

After 5pm each day, weekends and bank holidays, parking is also available in the car park at the front of the hospital for all visitors and patients.

There are controlled parking zones around the hospital (Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6.30pm) and some pay and display areas. There is a small private car park in Brooksby Walk open 8am-6pm. Prices range from £2.50 for the first hour to £12.00 for the day.
Please speak to the onsite car park security officer if you require assistance with parking. Extensions can usually be made for patients providing they let staff from the department they are attending know.

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