Visiting a patient

We encourage friends and family to visit patients during their stay at King Edward VII’s Hospital. Keeping in contact with loved ones is an important part of a patient’s recovery.

When can I visit a patient at King Edward VII's Hospital?

General visiting times for wards and CCU are: 10:00 to 21:00.

Whilst we do have set visiting times, we can arrange flexible visiting outside of these times if required. Please speak with a Ward Sister / CCU Team to facilitate this.

Protected Meal Times:

Staff will endeavour to avoid disturbing patients during these times, allowing them to enjoy their meal. Visitor numbers may also be restricted at certain times to allow the patient to rest and receive medical / nursing care.

Breakfast: 08:00 – 08:45

Lunch: 12:30 – 13:30

Dinner: 18:15 – 18:45

How can I respect patients during my visit?

  • Children are to be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Please keep noise levels down on the ward – many of our patients will be resting and recovering.
  • If you have a cough, cold, upset stomach or any potentially infectious condition, please contact the ward for advice before visiting.
  • Please wash your hands on the ward before visiting a patient or use the alcohol gel provided.
  • Please do not sit on the patient’s bed – we have provided chairs in the room for visitors.
  • Please do not bring in cooked food which requires storage or reheating.
  • Gifts such as fruits, sweets, magazines and flowers are welcome in the wards.

Please note: Flowers are not allowed in intensive care areas due to strict infection control policies.

Travelling to the Hospital and parking

Travelling to King Edward VII’s Hospital:

King Edward VII’s is conveniently located, within walking distance to Baker Street Station, Regent’s Park Station and Great Portland Street Station. We advise using public transport to visit us as parking is limited and we are in a congestion zone.

Parking:

If you wish to drive to the Hospital please give yourself ample time to find a car parking space. Due to our central London location we do not have an onsite car park. Paid meter parking may be available directly outside the hospital and we have porters and a door person who will be able to assist you with any luggage.

For further parking information, including disabled parking, visit the Westminster Council parking information page.

Further useful information

Confidentiality:

If you require information on a patient, a doctor or nurse will enquire about your relationship with the patient and if applicable, seek their permission before providing you with any detail about their condition and treatment.

We cannot give any medical information over the telephone. If a friend or relative is having an operation the Ward Nurse will inform you of how soon after the operation you can call to receive an update.

Post and parcels:

Post and parcels are delivered to the Wards throughout the day. To ensure safe delivery, please address your letters and parcels being sure to include the patient’s full name and Hospital address (King Edward VII’s Hospital, 5-10 Beaumont Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 6AA).

Additional Support

If you require any additional support prior to or during your visit, please let us know.

Hours: 10:00 - 21:00

When a patient is recovering from treatment in hospital, a visit from a friend or family member can make the world of difference. We readily welcome visitors at King Edward VII’s Hospital every day between 10:00 and 21:00. We encourage you to read the information on this page to ensure both you and the patient you are coming to see get the most from your visit. If there is anything you need to know that is not included, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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