Visitors are welcome, but it is also very important to the health and recovery of patients that they have plenty of time to rest. Therefore we ask that friends and family take note of the visiting times on each ward. These are usually 15.00pm – 20.00pm though this can vary between wards.
Most wards also have protected mealtimes to allow patients to eat their meals without disruption. Visiting may not be allowed during these times unless the patient requires help with feeding. Please speak to the ward manager if your visitors have difficulty with these times.
Due to limited space most wards keep the number of visitors to two per patient at any one time. Children are not allowed on some wards, on other wards it is to the discretion of the nurse in charge or matron, please call ahead if you are bringing children visitors.
You can receive telephone calls as an inpatient. Your relatives and friends can either:
- call the Trust switchboard on 020 8672 1255 and ask for the name of the ward
- call the ward once you know the direct dial number (which can be found on the Ward Pages)
- call your bedside terminal which includes a telephone (please note this will show on their phone bill as a premium rate)
To receives cards and letters please advise your relatives and friends that the postal address will be:Patient Name Ward Wing St George’s Hospital Blackshaw Road Tooting London SW17 0QT
The sender should put their own name and address on the back of the envelope, in case you leave hospital before the letter arrives.
Please note that flowers and plants may not be allowed on some wards for infection control or general housekeeping reasons.
For more information or to book a room, please call the number on your admission letter.