Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Fourth floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
0203 299 3553
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) at Kings is a medical and surgical unit providing all levels of care for preterm and sick newborn babies. We serve the local population of South East London as well as those referred from the network hospitals and beyond. Many babies are also diagnosed and referred antenatally by the Harris Birthright Fetal Research centre for conditions requiring specialist care at birth.
Specialities include chest and abdominal surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmic surgery and hypothermia therapy for brain injury.
NICU consists of three areas of care; Intensive, High Dependency and Special Care, each having a designated consultant and senior nurse for daily ward rounds which parents are welcome to join. Parents in Special Care are invited to participate in a Parent Led ward round.
Due to Covid-19 the visiting policy is currently restricted to parents only or Mother + 1 support person.
Visiting on NICU for parents is open, except for morning ward rounds which they can attend when their baby is being examined and discussed. Parents are asked to leave the nursery for 30 minutes for the nursing handovers at 7:30 am and 7:30pm.
Outside of pandemic restrictions two visitors are allowed at each cot side and may include other family, friends or siblings if accompanied by one parent. The only children permitted to visit NICU are siblings of the baby.
Lead Nurse for Neonatal Services Vivette Wallen-Mitchell
Neonatal Matron Ade Omofade
Medical Lead for Neonatal Services Dr Ravi Bhat
NICU Direct Line 020 3299 3553
NICU has a parents’ lounge with facilities for making hot beverages as well as a fridge and microwave.
Parents who travel a distance can be referred for accommodation at the Ronald McDonald House which is a short walk from the hospital.
A parents’ bedroom and showering facilities are available to provide the opportunity for a family to room in with their baby prior to discharge home.
There are several Costa Coffee shops, Marks and Spencers food store, Sandwich shops and a cash point on the ground floor of the hospital.
Public Transport & Car Parks
King's is in Camberwell, south London. We recommend you use public transport to get to the hospital whenever possible, as there is no longer general public car parking at the hospital. The Transport for London (TfL) Journey Planner will give you public transport directions to the main site served by Denmark Hill Station and Bus routes 35 40 42 68 176 185 468 484
As of Monday 25 October 2021 the hospital will be within the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). This means if your vehicle does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards, you will need to pay a daily charge to drive within the ULEZ. You can find out more, including whether your vehicle meets ULEZ standards, on the TfL website. The hospital is not within the Congestion Charge zone.