Stephen Ward

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors

  • St Thomas' Hospital
    9th floor, North Wing
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7EH

    Tel:020 7188 8843

    Matron: Helen Chan
    Ward sister: Gillian Moore

  • North Wing
    Download the Stephen Ward map (PDF 120Kb)

Directions: from the main St Thomas' entrance, turn right at reception and then take the first left into North Wing. Take the lift up to the 9th floor. The wards are signposted.

Between 5 August and September 2017 Stephen Ward will be temporarily relocated from East Wing to 9th floor North Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital. The move will enable construction work on our critical care expansion project to be carried out in East Wing. Find out more about Stephen Ward temporary move (PDF 160Kb).

Stephen Ward specialises in patients with heart conditions.  

General information

  • Number of beds: 33.
  • Staff: 27 nurses.

Information for visitors

  • Visiting hours are 2pm - 8pm.
  • No more than two visitors per patient at one time.
  • To reduce the risk of infection, please do not sit on the beds.
  • You can use your mobile phone on the ward, but please respect other patients while using it, especially when they may be asleep. Please keep your mobile phone on silent mode at all times.  

Your care on Stephen Ward

Our welcome pack

We provide more information about your stay in our welcome pack. This contains a welcome booklet, which explains what to expect during your stay and what will happen on the day you are ready to leave hospital.

It also includes things to help make your stay as comfortable as possible, such as ear plugs, an eye mask, hand wipes, toothpaste, a toothbrush and non-slip socks.

Ward rounds

You will be seen every morning. The meeting your ward team page gives more information about the general ward routine.


  • breakfast - 8am
  • lunch - 12 noon
  • dinner – 5.30pm. 

Hot drinks are always available from the tea trolley on the ward. This is free for patients, but we ask visitors to make a small donation. Our catering assistant will also do a tea round in the morning and in the afternoon.  

See our meals page for more information.

Facilities on the ward

There is a day room for you and your visitors to use.


The Hospedia (formerly patientline) service by your bed offers a radio that you can use for free and a television, which you have to pay for. It also offers a telephone. 

Tell us what you think

We hope your stay is as pleasant as possible. If you or any of your visitors have a question or compliment or concern, please: 

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