Kings College Hospital

Kings College


Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Fourth floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS


0203 299 3553

Unit Policy

The unit at Denmark Hill is a level 3 surgical unit; this means we are able to care for some of the sickest and very premature born babies. They also care for new born babies that require surgical intervention which includes abdominal, neurological and eye surgery.
The unit has three areas and cares for babies that need intensive care and high dependency care from across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex and sometimes further afield. As soon as a baby is stable they arrange transfers to a unit closer to their home. They also have a special care baby nursery where we care for our local sick and premature babies.
They have a Ronald MacDonald Home that is shared with the children’s wards and parents that live long distances can usually be given a room for some or all of their time the baby is in the hospital.
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Visiting Hours

They have open visiting except children under 16 years age, however all visitors must be accompanied by one parent.
Two visitors only, one of these must be a parent.
Visitors are asked to leave for 30 minutes when the nurses handover at 7.30am and 7.30pm.
There are two ward rounds a day, one at 8.30am until 10am and another from about 5pm to 6pm. Parents are asked to leave the nurseries at this time due to confidentiality issues. However, if a parent would like to speak to a doctor they just need to arrange this with the nurse caring for their baby, this usually has to be during working hours.

Key Contact

The Matron is Dawn Dowdall

Unit Facilities

The unit has a coffee room for parents with a fridge, microwave, hot water and tea and coffee making facilities.
The hospital has a canteen and numerous coffee shops. It also has several cash points, a pharmacy, a newsagent that sells cold and hot drinks and snacks and a Friend’s shop and card shop.

Public Transport & Car Parks

Denmark Hill railway station is approximately a three-minute walk. There are also numerous bus routes that pass the hospital and stop nearby.

There is a car park but space during the weekday is at a premium and is costly. Unfortunately, the local authority have restricted parking until after 2pm in the streets nearby the hospital.

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